The Disease Detectives

hands hold a tube of blood as a proxy for coronavirus tests and research

Between 5,000 and 8,000 blood serum, fecal, urine, viral and respiratory samples arrive six days a week from U.S. Air Force hospitals and clinics worldwide, as well as some other Department of Defense facilities, for analysis at the Epidemiology Laboratory Service, at the 711th Human Performance Wing’s United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine and Public Health at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio. The lab is a Department of Defense reference laboratory offering clinical diagnostic, public health, and force health screening and testing. Image courtesy: U.S. Air Force/ J.M. Eddins Jr.

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