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Flu: Development of Automated Influenza Testing System

Rapid flu testing system was Developed. Researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Children’s Research Institute, and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin have developed a rapid, automated system to differentiate strains of influenza.

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Swine Flu: Luck and Rapid Play a Part in Handling This Disease

Although it is too early to write the obituary for swine flu, already assessing how the first pandemic in 40 years has been handled, have found that while luck played a part, a series of rapid by federal officials worked out better than many had dared hope. The outbreak highlighted many national weaknesses: old, slow vaccine technology; too much reliance on foreign vaccine factories; some major hospitals pushed to their limits by a relatively mild epidemic.

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