UW SMPH Quarterly: State Laboratory of Hygiene is a key public health partner for Wisconsin

The latest issue of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s Quarterly alumni magazine features an article about the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene and the vital role the WSLH has played in Wisconsin for more than a century.

“As the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads across the globe, scientists at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene at the University of Wisconsin-Madison respond in the tradition set by their predecessors from the lab’s founding in 1903—providing accurate testing for Wisconsin physicians to protect the health of the state’s residents.” Read the article.

WSLH Lead Virologist Erik Reisdorf processes specimens for COVID-19 virus testing, while WSLH Virologist Kyley Guenther prepares to process specimens for National Influenza Reference Center testing. Photo credit: John Maniaci, UW Health.