Colorado State University scientists have developed new tech that quickly identifies the presence of Zika virus in mosquito populations — and in human body fluid.

For hard-hit nations like Brazil and Nicaragua, a field-ready test that not only identifies Zika, but also the strain of Zika, in local mosquito populations dramatically lowers biosurveillance costs and offers healthcare providers a heads-up on the virulence of incoming Zika infections.

The technology, described in research published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, also detects the Zika virus in human fluids like… more

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