By Shawn Kassner, senior scientist, Neptune and Company, Inc. Over the past few years, we have seen many states legalize medical and recreational cannabis. Legalization…
- Q&A with Iowa’s Environmental Laboratory Director
- APHL: US needs an environmental health surveillance system to prevent crises like Flint
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By Kim Krisberg In 2014, two Ohio residents living more than 100 miles apart were diagnosed with an E. coli infection. Twenty years ago, the…
- Random dog food sample proved critical in solving human illness outbreak
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- Stopping Listeria required an arsenal of tools and an army of experts
By Michelle Forman, senior specialist, media, APHL When it comes to newborn screening, the primary goal, simply stated, is to save or improve the lives…
- Have questions about newborn screening and genetics? Now is your chance to ask!
- Newborn screening saved these babies. How are they doing now?
- Remembering Dr. Kenneth Pass, a newborn screening champion
By Kelly Wroblewski, director, infectious diseases, APHL Antimicrobial resistance is arguably the most significant public health threat facing the world today. As resistance builds, the…
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- 3 Zika tests explained
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Our nation’s public health system responds to emergencies such as natural disasters, infectious disease outbreaks, bioterrorism attacks and more both domestically and globally. There’s no…
- CDC Emergency Operations Center: Always on Alert
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From Zimbabwe’s first diagnosed case of HIV/AIDS in 1985 until 1997, the country’s health situation became increasingly dire: At the disease’s peak, 29% of the…
- One Health and the Global Health Security Agenda must go hand in hand
- Small but mighty Zimbabwe lab team meets challenges in reaching HIV testing goals
- APHL is a proud partner in the Global Health Security Agenda
As we face day three of the federal government shutdown, we are hearing more about the deeply felt impact on our federal partners. While we…
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Inside the public health lab Zika response: ‘It’s the great unknown as to how much longer this will go on’
By Kim Krisberg Public health laboratory scientists are well used to the preparations and demands that come with emerging disease threats. But Zika virus is…
- APHL urged action on Zika but Congress didn’t listen
- Representing Public Health Labs at the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship
- FDA Proposes Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests: Is This Good for Public Health?
The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) aims to assure all participating countries implement the revised WHO International Health Regulations so they are able to prevent,…
- APHL says THANK YOU on this Public Health Thank You Day
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By Patricia Payne, president, JBM Associates, Inc.; consultant, APHL If you have completed any packaging and shipping training, you are undoubtedly aware that you must always…
- Safely packaging and shipping infectious agents is critical and complex
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