More than 1.2 million cases of Salmonella poisoning and 450 related deaths occur each year in the U.S., according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  As a consequence, lab professionals working with Salmonella bacteria must be vigilant about biosafety practices required for handling such infectious agents safely.

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Prior to his role as Chief Medical Officer at COLA, Dr. John Daly was the Director of Clinical Laboratories for the Duke University Health System from 2005-2009. A longtime resident of Durham, NC, Dr. Daly was quite active in the local medical community, joining the staffs of three area hospitals and serving as a member of various hospital committees. He earned his M. D. at Cornell University Medical College, and performed his internship and residency in pathology at Duke University Medical Center. He also is a veteran of the U. S. Navy.

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