Breath test is the new way to detect malaria


Scientists have devised a way of detecting malaria in children through a breath test.

According to researchers from Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, the “malaria breathalyser” picks up on a previous breakthrough that found people with the disease have unique chemical compounds in their breath.

They say that an odour it sniffs out in people with malaria is identical to a natural smell that attracts insects that spread the disease.

They believe that people with malaria who have this odour in their breath may also attract mosquitoes and infect more of the biting…

Source – Daily Nation