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[30 minutes to detect Ebola ] what is ebola – symptoms of ebola – エボラウイルス – エボラ 症状 | Ebola Videos

[30 minutes to detect Ebola ] what is ebola – symptoms of ebola – エボラウイルス – エボラ 症状

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30 minutes to detect Ebola – what is ebola – symptoms of ebola – エボラウイルス – エボラ 症状
While the world looked on nervously as the Ebola virus rapidly spread across African nations in 2014, one teenage girl was moved into action.
And now, at just 16 years old, Olivia Hallisey, a student from Greenwich, Connecticut, has wowed the nation by producing a super-fast, super-cheap way to detect the fatal disease – a method that may very well save hundreds of lives.
The creative high schooler has just won the prestigious Google Science Fair with her invention, which takes just 30 minutes to detect Ebola – even in patients who are not displaying symptoms yet – whereas previous tests took up to 12 hours.

For her project – entitled Temperature-Independent, Portable, and Rapid Detection of Ebola Via a Silk-Derived Lateral-Flow System – Olivia beat out 22 other finalists from around the world to nab the grand prize: a $50,000 scholarship.
She was presented with the prize at the annual event held on Google’s Mountain View, California, campus on Monday.
In addition to its speed, the test does not need to be refrigerated thanks to the silk material Olivia used to produce the testing cards – meaning that it would last longer in hotter countries.
‘Reagents become chemically “stabilized” when mixed into silk, which enables them to remain “chemically active” without refrigeration,’ wrote the clever teen in her project proposal.
Ebola virus (EBOV, formerly designated Zaire ebolavirus) is one of five known viruses within the genus Ebolavirus. Four of the five known ebola viruses, including EBOV, cause a severe and often fatal hemorrhagic fever in humans and other mammals, known as Ebola virus disease (EVD). Ebola virus has caused the majority of human deaths from EVD, and is the cause of the 2013–2015 Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa, which has resulted in at least 28,512 suspected cases and 11,313 confirmed deaths (source: en.Wikipedia.org)
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Kiran Singh says:

why yu choosen silk for this

Hank Tom says:

She was brilliant

Yhealth says:

Ovilia Halisey won the Google Science Fair with a way to detect Ebola. Congrats Ovilia!

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