An article published recently in TakePart digital magazine features Dr. Andrew Bowman and his research at the Ohio State University, part of the St. Jude Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (SJCEIRS). The article follows Dr. Bowman and PhD student Jacqueline Nolting as they hunt for influenza viruses and vividly illustrates their work collecting samples from swine at Ohio’s agricultural fairs. The article also delves into the origin, detection, and public health impact of the novel influenza strain H3N2v that emerged in humans from swine in 2011. Learn more about how researchers are trying to get ahead of the next outbreak and the potential impacts of an influenza pandemic in the full story.
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