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By Mara Rose Williams
The Kansas City Star 

Kansas professors help with COVID-19 tests at state's lab


April 24, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Working with infectious materials is nothing new for Robert DeLong.

"Basically I'm a lab rat,'' said the Kansas State University professor, a researcher in veterinary medicine. Before landing on a college campus, he had worked in the biopharma industry on herpes and HIV vaccines, "so I had a fair amount of exposure," he said.

But he had never imagined working in a lab where the work so immediately impacts the lives of thousands.

DeLong, and his K-State colleague Mark Haub, answered the call from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment lab in Topeka to help...

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