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Compound found to safely counter deadly bird flu

December 28, 2009

The specter of a drug-resistant form of the deadly H5N1 avian influenza is a nightmare to keep public-health officials awake at night.

Message to campus community regarding swine flu

April 27, 2009

Members of the UW–Madison Community, UW–Madison officials are actively monitoring reports of swine flu affecting Mexico, with additional cases around the United States. At this…

Curiosities: How do public health officials determine which strain of influenza to create vaccines for each year?

November 6, 2008

This year’s influenza vaccine in the United States contains three strains of the influenza virus. Last March, experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease…