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Using the iPhone
Dr Bogoch, told the BBC he had read about smartphone microscopes being trialled in a laboratory and decided to, "recreate it in a real world setting...The technology is out there. We want to use materials that are affordable and easy to procure."
They were studied for the presence of eggs, the main sign of the presence of the parasites. When the results were double-checked with a laboratory light microscope, the device had managed to pick up 70% of the samples with infections present - and 90% of the heavier infections.
[Image credit: Issac Bogoch]