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Wadsworth Center Leads the Way in Number of NYS COVID Variants Sequenced
SARS-CoV-2, like all viruses, is constantly creating new variants through mutation of its RNA genome. Most mutations are of little or no consequence. However, every once in a while, a new mutation can increase transmissibility, increase disease severity... read more
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Wadsworth Center’s Laboratory of Organic Analytical Chemistry Continues to Test Vaping Fluids Suspected of Causing Illness From New York State
In 2019, cases of a mysterious illness related to vaping, formally referred to as “e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury” (EVALI), were identified across the United States.  A significant number of cases affected young New Yorkers.  In... read more
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Wadsworth Center, at the forefront of the fight against tuberculosis in NYS and globally, celebrates World TB Day 2021
The World Health Organization estimates that almost 4,000 people lose their lives to TB and close to 28,000 people contract TB every day.  Currently, 13 million people in the United States live with latent (hidden) TB infection. Wadsworth Center, led by... read more
ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses
This list is developed based on responses to a weekly NYS DOH Laboratory SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic Testing Capacity Survey. Those labs with the greatest excess capacity, and a current reported average turn-around time of less than 4 days, are listed each... read more