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  6. 6. specific cases of illness are random or likely tory methods and powerful new applications of linked to a common organism—information that the BioNumeric software used by PulseNet to is crucial to detect outbreaks and to hone in on analyze and match PFGE patterns. • Supported efforts to build PulseNet Interna- their source. tional. There is, for example, now a direct elec- As a co-sponsor of PulseNet, APHL served as a clearinghouse throughout last year’s E. coli tronic link between the national PulseNet Keeping Foodborne Bacteria at Bay O157:H7 investigation, disseminating informa- Canada database in Winnipeg and the PulseNet tion via web updates, two national teleconfer- USA database in Atlanta. PulseNet Middle East ences and the CDC’s PulseNet newsletter. was formed in December 2006, with eight coun- Among other things, the association provided tries participating. And PulseNet Asia Pacific time-critical updates on the E. coli O157:H7 now hosts annual training Throughout the PFGE protocol and information about where to courses in PFGE. obtain testing supplies. • Managed contracts with E. coli 0157:H7 Arresting the Spread fresh bagged spinach—soon confirmed as the the state public health outbreak, APHL of Pathogenic E. coli Keeping PulseNet source of the E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. laboratories in Min- on the Cutting Edge served as a In 1993, one of the largest foodborne outbreaks Altogether, 199 people had confirmed cases nesota and North Car- of E. coli O157:H7 ever recorded in the US un- of outbreak-related illness, with more than half While the spinach outbreak was especially no- olina to develop the next clearinghouse generation of PulseNet folded over a period of 39 days before an alert pe- hospitalized and three killed—far fewer people table, PulseNet detected about a dozen additional for information. subtyping technology— diatrician suspected something was awry. By the than would have been affected had the outbreak outbreaks last year and, if historical trends con- time authorities identified the source of the bacte- gone unnoticed longer. tinue, is expected to detect roughly the same num- multiple locus variable- ria, more than 700 people were sick, more than The difference between 1993 and 2006 is ber in 2007. It is able to do so only because of number tandem-repeat analysis (MLVA)—for Salmonella and Listeria. APHL was also in- 100 hospitalized and at least four were dead. striking. The considerably faster response time ongoing activities to maintain and strengthen the Fast forward to August 2006, when E. coli last year is attributable to a critical, public network. APHL has been instrumental in these ac- volved in the validation and β-testing of MLVA O157:H7 again found its way into the food supply; technology for E. coli O157:H7. health asset—PulseNet—that did not exist in tivities. Last year, the association: • Organized the 10th anniversary PulseNet meet- this time, an especially virulent strain of the bac- • Participated in a National Laboratory Training 1993. Initiated by APHL and CDC in 1996, ing, held over three and a half days last April, terium. But instead of taking weeks to detect clus- Network course, “Laboratory Investigation of PulseNet is a national network of public health ters of infection, public health laboratory in conjunction with the National Foodborne laboratories that perform a standardized DNA Foodborne Illness.” Public health laboratory microbiologists suspected an outbreak within “fingerprinting” technique (called pulsed-field Epidemiologists Meeting in Miami, Florida. Sci- scientists from 16 states enrolled in the one- days of the first cases of illness. Just two weeks gel electrophoresis or PFGE) on organisms asso- entists from every PulseNet member labora- week course, held at the Virginia Division of after suspicions surfaced, the US Food and Drug ciated with foodborne disease. PulseNet en- tory examined the link between zoonotic and Consolidated Laboratory Services in Rich- Administration (FDA) advised consumers to avoid foodborne illness, the latest PulseNet labora- ables scientists to quickly determine whether mond, Virginia. 2006 ANNUAL REPORT 2 APHL 2006 ANNUAL REPORT APHL 2006 ANNUAL REPORT 3 Opposite page: Representation of a virus of unknown etiology. member laboratories to serve as faculty for four Given the availability of multiple influenza assays, international workshops to train scientists in scientists must also be aware of the optimal use real-time, reverse transcription, polymerase of several specific laboratory procedures. To assist public health laboratories trying to chain reaction (RT-PCR)—a rapid, molecular tech- sort through the profusion of information to opti- nique used to detect and subtype influenza Sustaining Progress in Infectious Disease Control mize their influenza surveillance, APHL convened a viruses. Laboratorians in Brazil, Cambodia, In- working group of virology experts to develop testing donesia, Nigeria, If H5N1 arrives algorithms for use in two different situations: The Philippines, • Routine surveillance for seasonal influenza Thailand, Uganda in the US, public strains during WHO pandemic Phase 3, and Vietnam partici- health labs will including recommendations for testing if pated in the detect it, confirm novel subtypes appear. APHL/CDC-spon- • Testing and interpretation for H5N1 if human sored program. (In its identity and Keeping Watch for Pandemic Flu The main impetus for establishing state public cases are confirmed in the US or are sus- September 2006, track its behavior. health laboratories a century ago was the detection Throughout much of 2006—and early 2007—the pected after epidemiologic risk assessment. APHL co-hosted a and control of infectious diseases, and this remains World Health Organization (WHO) designated the The association disseminated these guide- three-day, train-the- a principal responsibility today. Now, however, the world in influenza pandemic alert Phase 3, charac- lines nationwide and will continue to update them trainers program for potential future work- US has a considerably larger and more mobile pop- terized by limited human-to-human transmission. as it gathers information about how tests are per- shop faculty.) ulation to monitor and more complex and rapidly (Phase 6 is the highest alert state.) Experts at the forming, how the virus is changing and whether and • Co-hosted, with the CDC Influenza Branch, a changing laboratory technology—both of which re- WHO and elsewhere believe that the world is now meeting to assess the role of commercial labora- how assays are altered. quire far greater coordination among state, federal closer to another influenza pandemic than at any APHL’s expert guidelines will not only help to tories in pandemic influenza response. Partici- and global public health laboratory authorities. time since 1968, when the last pandemic occurred. expedite testing and to improve the accuracy of pants included representatives of large It is APHL’s mission to meet this need by facili- If the pandemic avian influenza H5N1 virus test results, but will also limit indiscriminate test- commercial clinical laboratories, federal health tating timely information exchange on any number ing for H5N1 to protect the H5N1 reagent supply arrives in the United States, public health labora- authorities and representatives of the major epi- of technical topics. The association’s goal is to for a true event. tory scientists will be the ones to detect it, to con- demiology and laboratory professional associa- place public health laboratories in the best possible firm its identity and to track its behavior. To do so, In addition, APHL carried out three other tions. As the public health community learned position to detect the next emerging infectious dis- however, they must have access to the latest in- activities to boost influenza surveillance and during the 2001 anthrax attacks, commercial ease or the next outbreak of a re-emerging response worldwide: formation on methods to enhance diagnostic sen- and research laboratories can provide valuable pathogen, such as mumps. Last year saw its fair • At the request of the CDC Influenza Branch, the sitivity and to detect evolving strains of the virus, support to public health laboratories during a share of both. association recruited experts from among its including Asian and North American lineages. major health event or even a serious scare. annual report 6 APHL 2006 ANNUAL REPORT APHL 2006 ANNUAL REPORT 7 client Association of Public Health Laboratories audience lab professionals and policy makers responsibilities creative direction MEDIA
  7. 7. Welcome Letter Welcome to the 2007 Annual The annual meeting program It offers a waterfront with access to Meeting of the Association of offers venues for attendees to boat cruises, riverfront boardwalks, Public Health Laboratories and First connect, exchange ideas and develop fish camps and offshore fishing. For William Becker, DO, MPH State Environmental Laboratory partnerships. Plenary sessions take those who favor terra firma, check out APHL President-Elect Conference. In the spirit of our up cross-cutting issues, including the Players Championship Course in theme, “ColLaboration: Partnerships workforce development, biosafety, Ponte Verda; Jacksonville Landing, a for a New Day,” I encourage you to information transfer, global health waterfront marketplace with shops reach out to participants from other and food safety. Breakout sessions— and restaurants; the Jacksonville disciplines, agencies and jurisdictions, in parallel tracks designated “public Zoological Garden; the amusement and with newcomers to the meeting health laboratories” and park Adventure Landing; or local while you are in Jacksonville. And “environmental laboratories”—cover museums and historical sites. Please don’t forget to visit the exhibit hall to performance standards, laboratory ask at the hotel for more information. 2007 APHL Annual Meeting Planning Committee discuss emerging technologies and accreditation, contingency planning, On behalf of the 2007 APHL William Becker, DO, MPH, Chair other developments in laboratory public-private partnerships and other Annual Meeting Planning Committee, Duane Boline, PhD diagnostics with our corporate topics. Please note that all sessions I wish you a stimulating and informative Ming Chan, PhD partners. You never know when are open to all members. conference with time to enjoy Alpha Diallo, PhD connections you make here will prove Our host city Jacksonville is a Jacksonville and conversations with Aloysius Hanson, PhD invaluable later. Our attendees can be thriving port town and one of the fellow attendees. Oscar Pancorbo, PhD easily identified by their name badge Southeast's major cultural, commercial, Yvonne Hale Salfinger, MS and ribbons. industrial and financial centers. ColLABoration—Partnerships for a New Day 2007 APHL Annual Meeting and First State Environmental Laboratory Conference ColLABoration—Partnerships for a New Day 2007 APHL Annual Meeting and First State Environmental Laboratory Conference Monday June 4 Project Public Health Ready: 8:30am–10:00am cont. Regional Laboratory Response Project and water security 7:30am–8:15am cont. Emergency Preparedness initiatives. at the Local Level Maine’s Lessons Learned with Environmental/Chemical LIMS Implementation and Data Exchange City Terrace 5 Speaker: Project Public Health Ready, a collaboration of NACCHO and CDC, John (Jack) Krueger, ME Health and Environmental Testing 2007 APHL Annual Meeting and confers the designation of “Public Health Ready” on local health FINAL PROGRAM Laboratory departments that have been successfully evaluated for excellence in emergency preparedness planning, workforce competency eLRN and Water Security First State Environmental Laboratory Conference development and exercise simulations. Speakers will discuss the Speaker: assessment process and specific laboratory efforts to prepare for Allan Antley, US EPA, Office of Emergency Management emergency health threats. Successes and Challenges at CDC/NCEH Speakers: ColLABoration—Partnerships for a New Day for Chemical Data Management and Coordination Lou Brewer, RN, MPH, Tarrant County Public Health Department of LRN-C Chemical Terrorism Response Guy Dixon, PhD, Tarrant County Public Health Laboratory Speaker: Robert Jones, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention June 3–5, 2007 8:30am–10:00am Environmental Plenary Session 10:00am–10:45am Break in Exhibit Hall Address by Stanley Meiburg, Jacksonville, FL US EPA/Managing Environmental and Break Sponsored by Fujirebio Diagnostics Biomonitoring Data for CT Response Grand Ballroom 5 & Foyer Grand Ballroom 6–8 10:00am–4:30pm Exhibit Hall Open (1.5 contact hours for this session) At the end of this session, participants will be able to: 10:45am–12:15pm Concurrent Sessions • Describe the unique needs associated with environmental and Planning for Radiological Emergencies— chemical LIMS implementation The View from the Lab • List projects that enhance EPA regional laboratory support of the Clearwater eLRN in emergencies (1.5 contact hours for this session) • Discuss how laboratories contribute to the security and protection This session will review of the basics of radiation and of public health and the environment radiation safety, sources of radioactive material, scenarios Moderator: involving radioactive material requiring lab support, and Oscar Pancorbo, PhD, MA Department of Environmental Protection precautions for managers and methods for protecting lab Laboratories—Critical to the Nation’s Security and staff and facilities from exposure and contamination. The Protection of Public Health and the Environment Po-210 poisoning case in Britain will also be covered. Speaker: At the end of this session, participants will be able to: Stanley Meiburg, US EPA Liaison to NCEH-ASTDR, CDC • List the elements of a plan for responding to radiological Managing Environmental and Biomonitoring emergencies Data for CT Response • Describe basic radiation protection concepts as applied This session will provide information on data collection, exchange in the public health laboratories networks, and LIMS implementation as used in the laboratory Speakers: aspects of EPA compliance data and CDC-related chemical Tony Harrison, CO Department of Public Health and terrorism/biomonitoring data. Come to compare the views of a state Environment Laboratory lab that collects data for EPA and CDC response networks; the Marinea Mehrhoff, University Hygienic Laboratory CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health data collection for a Lynn West, WI State Laboratory of Hygiene chemical terrorism response; and the EPA, including the eLRN, 8 9 annual conference program client Association of Public Health Laboratories audience lab professionals and policy makers responsibilities creative direction MEDIA