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Topic - Will Black Light Detect Viruses?
Posted: October 01 2014 at 9:40am By Humphrey
UV light shows bacteria, it can kill some viruses. Viruses are much smaller than bacteria. In fact, some viruses infect bacteria. They exist on very different scales. Seeing them with the naked eye would be basically impossible. Bacteria are complex, they have cell walls and form little communities. Viruses don't really do that.

One way might be to have a small electronic device, like a diabetes meter, which could take a quick blood sample and instantly diagnose. The mechanizm of detecting viruses like Ebola, I don't know. I suspect they must have some unique property you could isolate and look for.