influenza


Dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE) with an integrated breathing system, a researcher demonstrates proper biosafety practices in the lab for a group of media representatives touring the Influenza Research Institute (IRI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Feb. 28, 2017. The high-security research facility was closed down for annual decontamination, cleaning and maintenance. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)
You never quite stop flinching when you’re inside the airlock and the scientist cuts off your protective equipment. But by the third time, you get pretty good at being an unconscious medical victim in the high-containment suite of the influenza lab, figuring out the most comfortable pose to adopt and […]

Life as a professional medical victim


Bucky Badger makes an appearance at University Health Services’ satellite flu shot clinic on 10/19/2015 in Union South’s Varsity Hall//Credit: University Health Services
Though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports flu activity has been low so far this year, if you haven’t already, now is the time to get vaccinated. Flu season generally peaks in the U.S. between December and February, the agency says, and it can take up to two […]

Get your flu shot!


Bucky says: Get vaccinated
Vaccines are important. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can list at least 10 reasons why. Curious? See below. Here at UWMadScience, we want to know why YOU get vaccinated. Maybe you don’t want to get the flu again this year. Maybe you have a newborn at home, or an […]

Get vaccinated, and show it off