Coronavirus: Laboratory probed for probable contamination of test kits

Coronavirus: Laboratory probed for probable contamination of test kits

- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been identified as the producer of test kits which are possibly contaminated

- The revelation comes after the centre reportedly rejected coronavirus test kits from the World Health Organization as it tried to make its own

- It has been estimated that this new development may hamper USA's efforts in dealing with the coronavirus

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An Atlanta-based laboratory is currently under investigations for a possible contamination of test kits.

This has led many to concluding that the coronavirus may have spread faster in the United States of America (USA) than originally thought due to this singular act.

Health authorities in the country are therefore trying to find answers after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reportedly produced faulty coronavirus test kits.

Business Insider reports that the tests have been released to a number of state health departments and the test-kit production has now been moved to a different laboratory.

The latest development comes as a big blow for the CDC after it rejected coronavirus test kits from the World Health Organization in an attempt to make its own.

It is yet to be determined whether the potential faults in the test kits had led to wrong diagnoses or missed new ones.

However, the new development is likely to tamper with the country’s efforts at dealing with the coronavirus.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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