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NEW YORK (360Dx) – Researchers from  Singapore's Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR) have reported a new mass spectrometry-based diagnostic assay that they said can detect and differentiate multiple flaviviruses, including Zika and dengue.

The targeted proteomic test works by tracking a particular secreted flaviviral protein, known as nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) — which is unique for each virus and serotype — allowing the assay to detect multiple flaviviruses, as well as viral co-infections. 

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