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Researchers Race to Develop Field Tests to Confirm Ebola

It took three days recently for a New York City hospital to determine that a patient with Ebola-like symptoms didn’t have the deadly virus.

Now, as the disease rages in West Africa, researchers are closing in on the development of new devices that will allow medical workers to get results in hours or minutes, taking the determination out of the laboratory and into the field.