As part of the $1.7 billion Pathogen Genomics Center of Excellence, the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory will play a key role preventing the spread of disease-causing pathogens, including new COVID-19 variants.
Q fever naturally infects goats, sheep, and cattle. If transmitted to humans, the infection can lead to diverse clinical outcomes including flu-like symptoms, miscarriage or stillbirth in pregnant women.
Elis Fisk, a fourth-year anatomic pathology resident and doctoral student at Washington State University, has been accepted as a fellow in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s infectious disease and microbial immunology post-doctoral training program.
Dr. Laura Williams, a licensed veterinarian at the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at WSU, is one of fewer than 50 veterinarians in the U.S. board certified in parasitology by the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM) and the only one in Washington.