Thailand: Covid-19 detected in sweat

Detecting Covid-19 in human sweat: Thai researchers are developing an innovative process. Within minutes, a sample can be taken and analyzed. A method 95% reliable, a result comparable to nasal PCR according to scientists who carried out the first tests on 2,000 people. This week they carried out a life-size test in the capital Bangkok. Thailand is not the first country to take an interest in sweat to detect Covid-19, the United Kingdom and the United States in particular have launched comparable work.

Chadin Kulsing from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, which is developing these mobile detection units, hopes that his detection method, still in the experimental phase, can soon be deployed as an alternative to PCR tests which require laboratory treatment and are therefore very expensive. more expensive.

Nearly 1.5 million cases and nearly 14,000 deaths have been recorded in Thailand, mostly in recent months. The vaccination campaign is progressing but started late. Only 11 of the 70 million people received two doses of the vaccine.

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