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A quick test for a neglected epidemic

A third of all deaths worldwide can be traced to infectious diseases. Streptococcus bacteria can be highly dangerous, especially to children in India, Australia and Africa.

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Streptococcus Bacteria – A quick test for a neglected epidemic

If streptococcus infections are not recognized and treated rapidly, the bacteria can lodge in the body and trigger chronic conditions. There are about 6 million new infections a year. An Indian scientist is researching at the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research in Braunschweig to learn more about the disease with the aim of developing a quick, affordable test.

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