Powassan case raises awareness of potentially fatal diseaseDeer tick
An emerging, serious disease carried by ticks is receiving public attention following the April 21 article in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) about a Connecticut baby who contracted the illness in November.

New manual guides newborn screening processHow to complete iowa newborn screening cards
Every year, about 40,000 babies are born in Iowa. For each of these, nurses and midwives must complete information on a collection form used to begin the process of newborn screening. Newborn screening can save babies from devastating, sometimes life-threatening health conditions.

FDA warns of venous blood collection with lead analyzerContents of the Hygienic Lab's blood lead specimen kit
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued a safety warning about the use of Magellan Diagnostics’ LeadCare analyzers with venous blood samples because of the potential of false low test results from the analyzers.