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Lab announces holiday hours
In observance of Christmas and New Year's Day, the State Hygienic Laboratory will follow these hours of operation.

Discontinuation of Rubella and Measles Serology Testsrubella virus
SHL will discontinue Rubella IgG, Rubella IgM and Measles IgM testing effective December 31, 2018. Because rubella and measles are rare diseases in the US, the majority of IgM positive tests will likely be false positives.

Cases of Salmonella increase in multistate outbreakases of Salmonella increase in multistate outbreak
Federal health officials recently announced a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of confirmed Salmonella cases linked to ground beef and other raw beef products.

New video highlights SHLNew SHL Video
More than 178 SHL staff, fellows and college students are represented in a new video that gives viewers insight to the SHL and the work of a state public health laboratory.

Position statements address public health threatsPosition statements address public health threats
The State Hygienic Laboratory has published position statements to inform stakeholders and the public about potential health threats that may affect the well-being of Iowans.

Big Ten Network features Project AWAREBig Ten Network features Project AWARE
When viewers tune in to the Big Ten Network, they may spot several SHL limnologists in a short video about Project AWARE (A Watershed Awareness River Expedition).