Acute Infectious Disease Webinar / Novel Pathogens webinar held on May 4, 2017, audio and presentation.

AID Novel Pathogens presentation (PDF)

Webinar recording (link)

The webinar provided training and guidance regarding how healthcare facilities should prepare for packaging various organism specimens for external laboratory testing by the Washington State Public Health Laboratory, including:

  • Lessons learned from the 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak
  • How healthcare personnel should prepare AID specimens for external testing
  • Which laboratory tests healthcare facilities should be able to perform for patients suspected of contracting an acute infectious disease
  • Protocols on how the State Laboratory disseminates AID testing results to healthcare providers


  • Chuck Talburt, Washington State Public Health Laboratory
  • Joni Boury, MLS(ASCP)cm, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett