State Grant To Fund Ebola Research

Ebola virus shown at 108,000 magnification.

Ebola virus shown at 108,000 magnification.

BARNSTABLE – Medical researchers in Massachusetts, including those on Cape Cod, now have financial backing to try and find a better test for diagnosing Ebola.

Governor Deval Patrick announced a $1 million state grant Tuesday to find a faster and more accurate way to diagnose the virus.

Researchers in the commonwealth are in the development stages of a new Ebola test.

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