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KEMRI Unveils Phone Application That Diagnoses TB

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Testing for tuberculosis has largely been a time-consuming activity requiring specialized lab equipment. But an application developed by the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) enables the testing of TB using the mobile phone. All one requires is to follow simple instructions from an internet enabled phone. The technology is expected to enhance early detection and treatment of the potentially fatal disease. Has it ever crossed your mind that you could test yourself for TB. Judy Kosgei explores the new frontier of TB testing.