Detecting and measuring how much virus is in wastewater is may provide an early warning signal that cases of COVID-19 may soon rise and provide a readout of how levels of virus change in a population over time.Read the full article at: https://news.wisc.edu/everybody-poops-some-shed-the-virus-that-causes-covid-19-wisconsins-wastewater-surveillance-is-looking-for-it/
With information about COVID-19 rapidly circulating online, it can be difficult to determine what’s true and what’s not. SJMC faculty and students are working on several projects to combat misinformation.
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By studying the novel coronavirus from many angles and disciplines, UW–Madison is at the forefront of fighting COVID-19. School of Veterinary Medicine researchers are leading several of these studies, helping to address major challenges of …https://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/advancing-fight-against-global-pandemic/
Volunteers are being tested for the virus that causes COVID-19 by spitting in a vial, which may prove faster, cheaper and less complicated than other common tests, according to UW–Madison researchers.Read the full article at: https://news.wisc.edu/simpler-covid-19-test-could-provide-results-in-hours-from-saliva/
The vaccine will target those most vulnerable to COVID-19 — namely, the elderly and those with health conditions that weaken their immune system. Phase 1 trials could begin in early 2021 and UW–Madison may be a trial site.Read the full article at: https://news.wisc.edu/72318-2/
The findings should aid researchers developing antiviral drugs and treatments, and provide new insights into the workings of viruses like the one that causes COVID-19.Read the full article at: https://news.wisc.edu/detailed-view-of-viral-replication-machinery-lends-new-insights-into-infection/