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New app and lab kit can turn your smartphone into a COVID-19 and flu virus detection test

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In a potential game changer for COVID-19 pandemic control efforts, a new cell phone app and lab kit have transformed a smartphone into a COVID-19/flu detection system. The detection system is among the most rapid, sensitive, affordable and scalable tests known — and can be readily adapted for other pathogens with pandemic potential including deadly variants of COVID and flu. It also provides a platform for inexpensive home-based testing.…

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New app and lab kit can turn your smartphone into a COVID-19 and flu virus detection test

6 mins read

In a potential game changer for COVID-19 pandemic control efforts, a new cell phone app and lab kit have transformed a smartphone into a COVID-19/flu detection system. The detection system is among the most rapid, sensitive, affordable and scalable tests known — and can be readily adapted for other pathogens with pandemic potential including deadly…

Five things to know about the upcoming flu season

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Thanks to COVID prevention measures, last year’s flu season was among the mildest in years. Penn experts explain why this year may be different and how to prepare.…

Pandemic Cold and Flu Season: A Parent’s Back-to-School Guide

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Each fall, classrooms full of kids become smoldering hotpots of colds, flu, stomach viruses, and germs that fester and spread. Doctors expect this; in fact, it’s how young bodies build immunity against these illnesses. But last year was an astonishing exception, with common respiratory illnesses vanishing as the pandemic forced children in the U.S. and…

Covid-19 Story Tip: Flu Cases Dramatically Low So Far This Season

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The FINANCIAL -- Johns Hopkins Medicine experts say cases of the flu are extremely low nationwide this year, because more people received the flu vaccine, schools and businesses are holding virtual classes or meetings and fewer people have been traveling.…

H1N1: Take time to get a flu vaccine.

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The FINANCIAL -- CDC (U.S. health protection agency) recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against influenza and its potentially serious complications.…