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[Comment] Rapid diagnostics for Ebola in emergency settings

Rapid case finding and diagnosis have been cornerstones of the strategy to stem the 2014–15 Ebola epidemic.1 However, during most of this epidemic, timely laboratory confirmation of Ebola virus disease has been complicated by the delay between recognition of a patient with suspected Ebola virus disease in the community, transport or self-presentation of this patient to a treatment site for phlebotomy, and the time needed to transport the sample to a laboratory equipped to run molecular diagnostics safely.