UW health official expects more cases of flu for spring semester
MADISON (WKOW) -- A health official at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is cautioning students to expect another wave of flu cases to hit as they return from winter break.
Sarah Van Orman, Executive Director of University Health Services, says the campus was hit twice, with "an extremely large peak" of swine flu cases at the beginning of the fall semester and again with a smaller one in November.
She informed the Board of Regents on Friday that she expects a third peak of the flu to hit at the beginning of the spring semester.
The good news, according to Van Orman, is that the disease is turning out to be relatively mild and not as severe as initially feared.
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