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Wisconsin stands at the center of scientific efforts to avert flu epidemics

Welcome to Wisconsin, the flu capital of North America.

Don't take that title the wrong way and run screaming for the nearest border. Wisconsin has yet to become a hot spot for the spread of avian influenza and, it can be hoped, won't become one. However, it may be the place where a possible pandemic is monitored and even controlled.

Wisconsin is......

Full article >>> ntry to use the test so far. More testing is vital because ordinary flu strains as well as bird flu show signs of defeating Tamiflu, the main treatment and prevention drug available.

The H5N1 strain of avian influenza may spread, somewhat predictably and naturally, based on the migratory flight patterns of birds. Researchers are watching the spring migrations of birds along the American ......

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Led by experts such as the UW-Madison's Kawaoka and Hon Ip, director of the federal virology lab in Madison, the campaign to detect bird flu, devise effective tests and research possible remedies appears to be in good hands. However, the best way to fight the bird flu will be not t......

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Source:wistechnology.com By Tom Still 03/20/06


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