NEW YORK (360Dx) – An international team of researchers has developed an ELISA-based test capable of distinguishing between Zika virus infection and infection by other flaviviruses like dengue.

In a study published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the test detected Zika infection with a sensitivity of roughly 92 percent and a specificity that ranged between 80.4 percent and 95.9 percent depending on the composition of the control group being studied.

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