May 13, 2022
It’s likely the foxes contracted the virus after eating or coming into contact with infected birds. Humans remain at low risk for developing HPAI infection, but should refrain from approaching sick or dead wildlife.
September 22, 2020
Researchers believe the same approach can be applied to several other respiratory pathogens, including the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
April 22, 2020
Read in Spanish Misinformation with respect to science is not new, but it can be particularly troublesome and even dangerous during the…
April 2, 2020
Refinement of the CoroFlu vaccine concept and testing in laboratory animal models at UW–Madison is expected to take three to six months. CoroFlu could be in human clinical trials by fall, 2020.
June 21, 2019
Nine dogs in two Oakland, California, animal shelters have tested positive for canine influenza. The UW School of Veterinary Medicine is working closely with the shelters to manage the cases and implement precautionary measures.
June 25, 2018
Using a new tool they call FluVision, UW–Madison researchers can witness an influenza infection in a living animal in action, helping them better understand what happens when a virus infects the lungs and the body responds.
October 19, 2017
“This is the first case of a highly pathogenic avian virus that transmits between ferrets and kills them,” says prominent UW–Madison influenza researcher Yoshihiro Kawaoka. “That’s not good for public health.”
December 5, 2016
A team of researchers led by Yoshihiro Kawaoka has developed technology that could improve the production of vaccines that protect people from influenza B.
September 7, 2016
A network of researchers in the United States and Canada will try to spare thousands of patients the dangers of heart attacks and hospitalizations over the next five years in a trial of a high-dose flu vaccine.
June 22, 2016
Yoshihiro Kawaoka was chosen for his fundamental studies of the influenza virus leading to improved vaccines and better understanding of pandemic flu.
May 23, 2016
The new approach would better forecast the naturally occurring mutations that help seasonal flu virus dodge vaccines.
October 22, 2015
The third of four new commercials about UW–Madison will soon premier during a Badger football game. Learn more about the projects highlighted in the latest spot.
September 24, 2015
Each year, influenza strikes many faculty, staff and students, causing them to miss up to five days of work and class. To limit the effects of the flu on the campus community, University Health Services (UHS) is coordinating employee flu shot clinics around campus beginning Sept. 29.
September 2, 2015
Vaccines to protect against an avian influenza pandemic as well as seasonal flu may be mass produced more quickly and efficiently using technology described today (Sept. 2) by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the journal Nature Communications.
May 27, 2015
Avian influenza has made headlines in Wisconsin and several other states in recent weeks. The University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL) are on the front line in responding to and understanding the virus and providing critical testing for food producers and commercial and private flock owners.
November 20, 2014
The influenza virus, like all viruses, is a hijacker. It quietly slips its way inside cells, steals the machinery inside to make more copies of itself, and then - having multiplied - bursts out of the cell to find others to infect.
October 7, 2014
The University of Wisconsin–Madison's Yoshihiro Kawaoka has been recognized as a 2014 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award recipient for his efforts to understand and prevent pandemic influenza.
September 17, 2014
Flu season will soon be upon us and every year, UW–Madison sees its share of influenza. University Health Services (UHS) strongly recommends that all students, faculty and staff get their flu shot. It's the single best protection against the flu.
July 3, 2014
The UW–Madison Influenza Research Institute (IRI) has been safely conducting important influenza research since its opening at Research Park in 2008. However, press accounts of the results of recent studies as well as a biosafety incident at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta have brought IRI into the news.
July 2, 2014
The UW–Madison Influenza Research Institute (IRI) has been safely conducting important influenza research since its opening at Research Park in 2008.