Rapid low-cost test identifies meningitis strains
This article was originally published in Clinica
A diagnostic test that can identify the different strains of meningitis-causing organisms within 30 minutes, has been developed by researchers at Cardiff University and the University of Wales College of Medicine. Knowing which strain of meningitis a patient has is important in identifying and managing outbreaks of the disease because there is a vaccine for meningitis C but not meningitis B.
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