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10 Minutes to Dengue

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Chili crab, financial hub, and strict laws aren't the only things Singapore is well-known for. With the world's highest number of dengue fever cases, Singapore is facing its worst dengue epidemic. To date, the island has 53 active dengue clusters.

Chili crab, financial hub, and strict laws aren’t the only things Singapore is well-known for. With the world’s highest number of dengue fever cases, Singapore is facing its worst dengue epidemic. To date, the island has 53 active dengue clusters.

Generally, physicians advice against early or premature dengue test. Only after two to three days after continual fever, would they suggest a diagnosis test. The dengue test requires a pinprick of blood and about half an hour. Even so, with the rising number of dengue patients in Singapore, more patients are asking for dengue tests. 

Dr. Vladislav Papper, Nanyang Technological University scientist, has discovered a 10-minutes dengue test kit.  Though it is yet to be introduced in the market, this simple diagnosis test could do a great deed as “early diagnosis (is) key to prompt treatment for a disease that may cause fatal complications”.

Read more about the fascinating discovery here.

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