Summer 2016 Newsletter
From the Director
Stephen B. Hooser
Highly pathogenic avian influenza invaded Indiana in early 2016. Through the combined efforts of the Board of Animal Health, the USDA, the ADDL, the ISPA, the poultry industry, and many other county and state agencies, the outbreak was quickly contained and eliminated. Testing for initial diagnosis of the disease, for movement of products and to show elimination of the disease was performed in the Molecular Diagnostics section of the ADDL. To meet the testing needs for this emergency, ADDL staff stepped up to perform testing late into the night and on weekends during the outbreak. We are very proud of the dedication and skill of the ADDL staff in their reply to this crisis. Also in this issue of the Diagnostic Forum, we highlight Dr. Yava Jones-Hall, an ADDL pathologist who has undertaken specialty training in Ophthalmic Pathology, and Dr. Sam Yingst, who comes to the ADDL after 28 years in the military, most recently investigating infectious diseases around the world. Dr. Yingst is the Head of the Molecular Diagnostic, Serology and Virology Sections of the ADDL.
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