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Texas professor developing breathalyzer that can diagnose flu

A professor at the University of Texas at Arlington is developing the first breathalyzer used for the flu. (Video courtesy: KTVT)

A professor at the University of Texas at Arlington is developing the first breathalyzer used for the flu.

The revolutionary device makes it possible to diagnose flu cases at home.

Professor Perena Gouma says sensors zero in on a chemical in the breath and can pinpoint the virus in just milliseconds. A diagnosis is done in just half an hour.

Earlier detection could mean less time being sick, and it could avoid unnecessary visits to the doctor if you don't have the flu.

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