The new Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory facility on the WSU Pullman campus. (WSU Photo Services)
WSU’s new WADDL facility advances animal and human health
The new facility will be virtually dedicated via the College of Veterinary Medicine YouTube channel.
WSU News

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23 Dogs Test Positive for COVID-19 Antibodies in Washington, Study Finds
A study conducted by researchers at the University of Washington discovered that 23 dogs had tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies.

23 dogs in Washington test positive for COVID-19 antibodies
These are the first known cases of pets testing positive in Washington state.

Researchers create coronavirus database
Database allows researchers to see similarities between coronaviruses. This could allow one vaccine to work for multiple viruses.
Daily Evergreen

Determining the role of health care settings in a pandemic
“When infections hit the health care system, and especially emerging infectious diseases, that tends to be when things start to go really badly,” said Eric Lofgren, assistant professor in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health.
WSU Insider

WSU Professor advocates for COVID-19 vaccines
Washington State University professor and pathologist Guy Palmer said this is no time to worry about "efficacy," and there is little cause for concern when it comes to adverse reactions.

Animal Health Lab Grows a New 'Wing'
Food security and disease diagnostics are a main focus for the WADDL lab.
Lab Manager

2021 Showcase academic excellence winners announced
Allen School's Doug Call receives Sahlin Eminent Faculty Award, Guy Palmer receives V. Lane Rawlins President’s Award for Distinguished Lifetime Service.
WSU Insider

WSU researchers test wastewater for COVID-19
Samples collected twice a week through pipes on campus; results processed within 24 hours.
Daily Evergreen

WSU employees collect wastewater samples on the Pullman campus.
WSU sampling wastewater to help contain spread of COVID‑19
Wastewater samples from Pullman campus are being regularly collected and screened as part of the university’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
WSU News

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Listen to the bats
In the latest episode of Washington State Magazine’s podcast Viewscapes, Washington State University researchers Stephanie Seifert and Michael Letko explain how bats could be a key to help prevent a future pandemic.
Washington State Magazine

OPINION: Participating in 10-day challenge will help WSU make recovery
10-day challenge has potential to lower student COVID transmission rates
Daily Evergreen - Opinion

WSU launches new COVID‑19 dashboard
The dashboard is being updated overnight on a daily basis with data from Whitman County Health District as well as Incyte Diagnostics, which reports results analyzed at WSU’s One Health Diagnostics laboratory.
WSU Insider

Microbiologists Sylena Harper, Hannah Wilson, and Victoria Fitzpatrick, all recent 2020 WSU graduates, pose outside the soon-to-be-opened Global Animal Health Phase 2 building.
Standing by for a surge
If COVID-19 testing on the Palouse reaches surge capacity, it’s on three 2020 Coug graduates to step up and help meet the demand.
WSU News

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How area colleges are handling campus return plans
With spring semesters either pending or underway, college administrators across the region have devised plans to prepare their campuses for any students returning amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Spokesman Review

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What you can do post-vaccine, and when
Particularly in the early months of vaccination, many activities should wait, experts say — and plan to keep your masks.
New York Times

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Midwestern Pet Foods Voluntarily Recalls Pet Food Recall for Aflatoxin Health Risk
Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc., of Evansville, IN is issuing a voluntary recall of the below listed dog and cat food products due to tests indicating levels of Aflatoxin that exceed acceptable limits. Products were distributed nationally to online distributors and retail stores.
US Food & Drug Administration

WSU completes two buildings, nears completion on third
Global Animal Health Phase 2 is connected to Allen Center; Plant Sciences Building, Project Back to Omaha were finished earlier this fall.
Daily Evergreen

Cats, dogs, anteaters among critters tested for COVID-19 at WSU
The data set is a menagerie of sorts with mostly negative test results, as the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory tests for COVID-19. The lab is doing limited testing of human and animal samples, looking for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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