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The authors developed a rapid assay for detection of Ebola using recombinase polymerase amplification. They found their assay to be comparable to RT-PCR-based assays, with the same detection limit as PCR and highly specific for Ebola Zaire. They suggest the assay could be useful in low-resource settings lacking capacity for RT-PCR.