Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Redeemer University Develops Ebola Test Kits

Redeemer University Develops Ebola Test Kits

The Scientists at the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases of Redeemers University, Ede, Osun State, has developed and patented two rapid diagnosis test kits for the Ebola Virus Disease and Lassa Virus.

According to the academe, the kits are acquiescent detect thevirusin human body fluids in 10 minutes.

The Vice Chancellor of the academic circles, Prof. Debo Adeyewa, said this as regards Friday during the signing of a memorandum of covenant upon infectious disease surveillance and control together surrounded by the ACEGID and the Lagos State Government.

Following the role of the academic world circles in the 2014 diagnosis and sworn avowal of the first index squabble of the EVD, Adeyewa said, the school had traditional a network of pathogens hunters in Nigeria and Africa in general by training scientists in the field of genomics.

He take early that the partnership was to strengthen the aptitude of the Lagos State Government in infectious disease diagnostics and epidemics attentiveness.

He said, Redeemers University ACEGID researchers discovered two novel Rhabdoviruses (EKV-1 and EKV-2). The center moreover developed and patented two discordant critical test kits for diagnosis of Lassa fever virus or Ebola virus in biological fluids. The World Health Organisation and the United States Food and Drug Agency have endorsed the Ebola virus RDT for use during epidemics.

Speaking at the matter, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, said that the dependence for the manage to pay for admission to construct taking place its research facility in illness surveillance, diagnosis, prevention, rule and taking away of infectious diseases led to the signing of the MoU.

He added that the long-standing association amongst the Ikorodu General Hospital in Lagos State, and the ACEGID, was a major impetus in the partnership.

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