A laboratory technician, working in a biosafety cabinet, prepares samples taken from patients with symptoms of covid-19, for a diagnostic test at the Institute for Health Research, Epidemiological Surveillance and Training (IRESSEF). It is the second laboratory, after the Pasteur Institute, authorised to carry out diagnostic tests for Covid-19 in Senegal.
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