Research and Experts
Researchers are proposing a new system that would warn of an impending pandemic before the first case of disease emerged in a given population by detecting subtle signals in human behavior. "The university is monitoring the situation closely," said James Westman, director of the student health center. "There is no indication of a local emergency, but we are working proactively should the need arise." Read more
Using a method he developed for the H5N1 bird flu, Purdue University researcher Suresh Mittal believes he will be able to create a vaccine that will work against the 2009 H1N1 flu strain and its variants.
Purdue University researchers have developed a tool that simulates how the spread of pandemic flu would be dramatically reduced by using antiviral drugs and "social-distancing" measures, such as school closures and working from home. Read more
Practicing traditional business etiquette in the midst of today's H1N1 (swine flu) concerns just takes a little common sense, caution and grace, says a Purdue University etiquette expert.
Parents should assess their personal feelings about the current flu situation as they begin talking to children, and then they can determine what messages they want to communicate, says a Purdue University child development expert.
The Purdue University experts below can discuss issues related to swine flu. Read more
No pigs have been found with swine flu (H1N1) - only humans - but pork producers need to take precautionary measures to protect their herds from being infected with any flu virus, said a Purdue University veterinarian. Read more