We have created a highly accurate digital test, which enables a user to detect influenza in 12 minutes. The Ellume Pandemic Influenza Self-test connects to a user’s smartphone and provides simple, animated, on-screen instructions through the test’s app. The app also allows direct access to clinical advice and treatment.
We are working closely with relevant health authorities to connect into aggregated data in real-time, allowing for immediate response during pandemic outbreaks.
Influenza Pandemic: The facts
An influenza pandemic is an outbreak of a new influenza A virus that spreads and infects a large proportion of the world population. The most recent example was the 2009 swine flu pandemic. The 2009 pandemic is estimated to have caused between 151,700 and 575,400 influenza-associated deaths worldwide.
The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe pandemic in recent history. The number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide with about 675,000 occurring in the United States.