Updated on 14 April 2015
The study is published in the journal Annals of Emergency Medicine
Singapore: A renowned physician from Rhode Island, Mr Adam Levine, has developed a new Ebola diagnostic tool that could reduce the time needed for Ebola diagnosis and treatment.
Published in the journal-'Annals of Emergency Medicine', the new diagnostic method, called the "Ebola Prediction Score" focuses on six symptoms of Ebola to determine whether a patient is a ‘suspect' or a ‘not suspect.'
These include having had contact with a person with Ebola, diarrhea, lack of abdominal pain, difficulty swallowing, muscle pain, and loss of appetite.
Mr Levine, who is also a professor at the Brown University, said that with this tool the diagnosis will be faster and this will further reduce spread of the disease.
He further added that the diagnosis can all be done without touching the patient, which is important to prevent the spread of the disease to healthcare workers.