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[Correspondence] ReEBOV Antigen Rapid Test kit for Ebola

In view of the ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus in west Africa and the scarce laboratory facilities in Ebola epidemic areas, development and assessment of rapid, point-of-care tests for Ebola virus disease is needed. The ReEBOV Antigen Rapid Test investigated by Mara Jana Broadhurst and colleagues1 meets these expectations. As underlined by the authors, we showed that the reference RT-PCR assay used in their study (RealStar Filovirus RT-PCR kit 1.02) was not optimum and overestimated the sensitivity of the ReEBOV Antigen Rapid Test.

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