Gap Fill - Malaria Test - Level 5


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Scientists have made a breathalyzer to test for malaria. It could help detect the deadly earlier than other methods and help of people. The researchers say people with malaria give off a "breath print". The breathalyzer detects the breath chemicals when someone breathes into the . One of the odours the device finds is the same as a smell that attracts malaria-spreading insects. The is still in the early stages of . The researchers say it could be a new, cheap and easy to help diagnose malaria.

The breathalyzer detects different odours to spot cases of malaria. The tested 35 children in Malawi. They took breath to test the of the machine. It accurately said 29 of the children had malaria - a success of 83 per cent. The lead researcher said that easy-to-use, testing devices could reduce unnecessary use. She said: "This would have a major impact on the of malaria, because all current [testing] methods require blood ." Malaria currently kills around 430,000 people a year around the .

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