According to a study by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the volume of rainfall from storms will rise by as much as 80% in North America by the end of the century. Not only do storms and floods threaten public health laboratory facilities, but receding floodwaters pose serious public health risks. As our feature article shows, the best weapon in a public health laboratory’s arsenal is preparation for inundation…from any source.
Here are just a few of this issue’s highlights:
- Preparing for the Super Bowl: Minnesota Gets Ahead of the Game
- Louisville Expands Arbovirus Surveillance, Streamlines Mosquito Testing
- NBS Programs Get “Building Blocks” to Implement Electronic Data Exchange
- A New Beginning: PulseNet Middle East Reinvigorated
- Syphilis Rising: APHL’s Efforts to Address Another Historic Foe
- 100 Faces of Excellence in Missouri
- Monitoring Environmental Conditions in the Buckeye State
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