UW-Madison study: New bird flu in China could cause global outbreak

A new kind of bird flu that has killed 43 people in China shows potential in the lab for sparking a global outbreak, according to a study by UW-Madison researcher Yoshihiro Kawaoka. Kawaoka did the altered H5N1 work at UW-Madison’s Institute for Influenza Virus Research at University Research Park. The lab is classified as Biosafety Level 3-Agriculture, the highest biosafety level at the university and half a notch below the top level anywhere of BSL4. Read more