Laboratory for Infectious Disease and the Environment (LIDE)

Fact Sheet 2018-3079
Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service
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The Laboratory for Infectious Disease and the Environment (LIDE) studies the occurrence, fate and transport, and health effects of human and agricultural zoonotic pathogens in the environment. The LIDE is an interagency collaborative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service that conducts research to inform decision makers and advance scientific knowledge. The LIDE collaborates with public agencies and academic researchers in partnerships and works cooperatively or independently on all aspects of the research process. The LIDE's laboratory capabilities include quantitative polymerase chain reaction and pathogen culture.

Suggested Citation

Stokdyk, J.P., Bruce, J.L,, Burch, T.R., Spencer, S.K., Firnstahl, A.D., and Borchardt, M.A., 2019, Laboratory for Infectious Disease and the Environment (LIDE): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018-3079, 4 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • Collaborating with LIDE
  • Sample Collection and Analysis
  • Other LIDE Capabilities
  • Examples of the Laboratory for Infectious Disease and the Environment’s (LIDE’s) Research
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Laboratory for Infectious Disease and the Environment (LIDE)
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2018-3079
DOI 10.3133/fs20183079
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Upper Midwest Water Science Center
Description 4 p.
Country United States
State Wisconsin
City Marshfield
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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