Diagnosing malaria could soon be as simple as taking a breath test.
Australian scientists have made the groundbreaking discovery that malaria-infected patients have higher levels of certain chemicals in their breath.
The chemicals are undetectable to the human nose, but can be used to detect the disease much earlier than the traditional method of using a microscope to find parasites in blood.
The level of the chemicals increases with the severity of the mosquito-borne infection and disappears after cure.
Read more, via The Guardian.