Digital diagnosis images nip plant disease in the bud

(Photo: Using DDDI system to identify diseased tree. Photo by Norm Dart, Puyallup Research and Extension Station.)  Last spring, a small, nondescript moth alighted on a family apple tree in western Washington. Before it had time to make itself at home, however, it was whisked away by a vigilant crop consultant and identified as the Cherry […]

TB confirmed in WSU undergrad

The Whitman County Public Health Department has confirmed a case of pulmonary tuberculosis in a 20-year-old undergraduate student at Washington State University.Bruce Wright, director of WSU Health and Wellness Services, said he is confident the situation poses no general threat to other students or the population at large. He said health officers have interviewed the […]

Leading mad cow test developed in Pullman

It’s almost like a secret around the Palouse — not only was the nation’s first case of mad cow disease confirmed in a Washington State cow, but the test used to diagnose it is also produced in the region — in Pullman to be exact. Long before the holstein on the southeast Washington farm caused […]

Meningococcal vaccine urged; helpline, Web sites available

A Washington State University student was diagnosed on Sunday with meningococcemia, a bacterial infection of the blood that is caused by the same organism as meningococcal meningitis. The student, a 19-year-old male freshman member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, was admitted to Stevens Memorial Hospital in Edmonds with rash, joint pains and swelling of the […]