The new tool, developed by France's Atomic Energy Commission, could allow doctors to diagnose a patient with suspected Ebola in under 15 minutes.
France has begun screening passengers for signs of Ebola as they arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris on the daily Air France flight from Guinea's capital Conakry.
France is to start Ebola checks at airports on travellers arriving from Guinea, one of the three west African countries worst hit by the virus.
More than eight million people in France are living in poverty. But a survey has found that most French people believe at least one popular prejudice about the poor.
The French government has stopped family allowance payments to the better-off, ending a universal system that has lasted for over 70 years.
The Ebola epidemic running out of control in west Africa continues to dominate the African press.