Dr. Misaki Wayengera developed a rapid diagnostic kit for Ebola

May 14, 2023Global News

Dr. Misaki Wayengera developed a rapid diagnostic kit for Ebola

May 14, 2023
Dr. Wayengera successfully developed a rapid diagnostic kit for Ebola. We are sure, under his leadership, Uganda had a response to COVID19 that is effective and efficient. He also came up with a Solution name: Pan-Filovirus Rapid Diagnostic Test Ebolavirus and Marburgvirus cause rare but fatal viral haemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) in remote villages of equatorial Africa. Both filovirus VHFs are highly infectious with potential for urban, regional and global spread. Early detection is important for VHFs epidemic prevention and control. Whereas two rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) have emerged on the scene for Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV), RDTs for other Ebolavirus species that cause VHFs in humans, such as Sudan ebolavirus-SUDV, Bundibugyo ebolavirus-BDBV, Tai Forest ebolavirus-TAFV and Marburgvirus-MARV are missing. Given the similarity of symptomatology among VHFs and other infectious diseases, it is clear that RDTs to combat filovirus VHFs are needed.

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