The mission of the California Association of Public Health Laboratory Directors is to improve and protect public health through the promotion and advancement of public health laboratory practice.
Health Alerts - Notices
California is currently experiencing a large outbreak of measles. In December 2014 an outbreak of measles started in Disneyland in Orange County, California, and spread to the community (measles B3 strain). New introductions of measles (D8 and D4 strains) have also occurred. The information included in this report is preliminary and subject to change. Click here to read more.
CA Public Health Labs who are testing for measles
CA State Public Health Lab (VRDL) • Alameda • Contra Costa • Fresno • Humboldt • Long Beach • Los Angeles • Monterey • Napa-Solano-Yolo-Marin • Orange County • Placer • San Joaquin • San Luis Obispo • Santa Clara • Sonoma • Tulare • Ventura
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PHAB is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and protecting the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of Tribal, state, local, and territorial public health departments.
The Los Angeles County Public Health Laboratory in Downey, CA is one of 53 labs nationwide currently approved to test for Ebola Zaire Virus (as of December 2014). Of these, seven laboratories represent local jurisdictions. The Los Angeles County Public Health Laboratory completed proficiency testing and was the first lab in California to be approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to perform Ebola testing in September 2014. Click hereto read more.
California Reportable Disease Information Exchange Electronic Lab Reporting (CalREDIE ELR) allows organizations to comply with California public health requirements regarding laboratory reporting or reportable conditions through an automated, secure process.
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