We all know that the differential diagnosis for Ebola-ike syndrome is massive. It is likely that many cases of Ebola were wrongly diagnosed. Now, we have a new rapid diagnostic test. Current ones take at least a day or two to yield results. A new test developed by MIT researchers is a simple paper strip that can rapidly diagnose Ebola along with other hemorrhagic fevers such as yellow fever and dengue fever. It honestly is pretty similar to a pregnancy test.
This is a great proof of concept and can be used for future viruses too, not just Ebola as it is dying off...