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WSU lab confirms bluetongue virus killing deer, livestock
September 30, 2015

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory located in the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine has confirmed bluetongue virus (BTV) in 42 animals submitted from Washington and Idaho this fall.

Bird flu leapfrogged, Northwest to Midwest
April 29, 2015

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, WASH. – The strain of bird flu causing sickness and the culling of millions of birds in the Midwest is the same strain first detected in Washington state in December, according to a Washington State University scientist who helped identify the virus. Until then, the pathogen had never been seen in the United States.

WSU WADDL is site for latest avian influenza testing
December 19, 2014

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

henPULLMAN, Wash. – Animal disease authorities both nationally and in Washington were already on high alert when in early December a large wild duck die-off occurred in northwest Washington.