H1N1 flu cases are tapering off at UW-Madison. Suspected cases of “swine flu” now top 800 on the UW-Madison campus, but the numbers have been declining over the past couple of weeks. Doctor Sarah Van Orman with University Health Services provided the numbers at a Capitol briefing Thursday.
“We certainly believe that part of this (decline) may be due to the fact that our students are doing the right things, they’re taking the advice that we’re giving them,” said Van Orman. “They know that this is there and they’re taking steps to stop it spreading. I think it’s possible we could have another uptick in cases, particularly after a few weeks.”
Van Orman says that’s just the nature of influenza. UW-Milwaukee reports about 80 suspected cases, just a handful each have been reported on other campuses.
WIBA’s John Colbert submitted this report