Medical researchers say within a few years major breakthroughs in blood testing technology that use immune system response and genetic analysis to identify disease quickly and cost-effectively will be on the market.
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One morning last May, Tayah Fernandes’s mother Shannon realized her four-year-old daughter was seriously unwell, and rushed her to the nearest ER in the English city of Manchester. The coronavirus had crashed onto Britain’s shores weeks earlier, and emergency doctors were initially uncertain how best to treat Tayah’s constellation of symptoms, which included stomach pains and a bright red rash.
They gave her antibiotics for a…