A team of School of Medicine researchers developed new diagnostic and antibody tests for COVID-19. The diagnostic test works by detecting the RNA of SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—in nose-swab samples.
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West Virginia faces a unique set of health issues: a population at significantly higher risk of disease and early mortality than other states in the nation; rural communities with shortages of key health professionals; social, environmental, and demographic factors that contribute to poor health outcomes.