Friday Photo: Protecting the Public


Did you know that the County is continually working to protect the public from disease? It does. And to do that, it relies on its Public Health Lab which works with public health clinics, local hospitals, healthcare providers and the departments of Epidemiology and Environmental Health.

Microbiologists at the Public Health Lab can detect practically any organism, including measles, influenza, plague, norovirus, HIV, rabies, drug-resistant tuberculosis Zika, dengue and chikungunya.

The Public Health Lab processes about 60,000 specimens and performs more than 100,000 tests each year. Also, the lab tests more than 1,500 water samples—drinking water, wastewater, and recreational water—per year.

Share your fabulous photos! If you see a coworker getting the job done, a beautiful sunset over your office or wonderful County program being offered—snap a pic and submit it. Be sure to include information about the photo and your name. One image will be posted to InSite every Friday.

See the Friday Photo gallery.