UW-Madison officials are actively monitoring reports of swine flu affecting Mexico, with additional cases around the United States. The most up-to-date UW-Madison information on symptoms, prevention and university operations is available at http://www.news.wisc.edu/flu. Please add this link to the homepage of your school, college, department, or center to refer the UW-Madison community to the most current information available.
At this time, there are no cases in Wisconsin and no immediate impact on the university, its community or operations. As in all situations of this nature, the university is working closely in conjunction with local and state health officials to receive information and react to a developing situation.
Public agencies, including UW-Madison, have been actively preparing for the potential of a pandemic for a number of years. Although swine flu has not been declared a pandemic, there are plans and procedures in place to ensure an effective response, particularly if the situation changes over time.