São Paulo City Offers 20-Minute Dengue Virus Detection Test

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The city of São Paulo's public health system has started offering a fast test for dengue, which can detect the virus within twenty minutes, according to city officials. The city's health department announced that fifty thousand tests were purchased at a cost of more than one million reais.

“The fast test is a strategy of the city and an important took to speed up and direct actions geared towards stopping transmission,” stated Alexandre Padilha, the city’s health secretary.

The test, which is similar to those to . . .

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