H1N1 Outbreak Puts College Experts in the News

With dozens of years of experience in research swine flu and avian flu, respectively, Dr. Mo Saif and Dr. Richards Slemons, both professors in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, were sought-after experts in explaining the recent outbreak of H1N1. Dr. Saif is also the director of the Food Animal Health Research Program at the Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center in Wooster. Below is a summary of media coverage from late April to the middle of May, 2009.

Panel Discussions

"Viruses & You" panel discussion
COSI
May 17, 2009
Featured expert: Dr. Richard Slemons, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine

Radio

Dr. Richard Slemons participates in radio program
Town Hall Ohio
May 10, 2009
Featured experts: Dr. Richard Slemons, College of Veterinary Medicine and Dr. Tim Buckley, College of Public Health

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Print Publications

CONCERN GROWS: Swine flu could quickly become global pandemic

The Lantern
April 29, 2009
Featured expert: Dr. Richard Slemons, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine

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More possible swine flu cases investigated in Ohio; OSU Extension offers prevention tips

Norwalk Reflector
April 20, 2009
Featured experts: Specialists with OSU Extension's agricultural safety and health program

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U.S. pork supply is safe; this swine flu not spread by human-hog contact

Farm and Dairy
April 30, 2009
Featured expert: Dr. Mo Saif, Food Animal Health Research Program

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Swine flu, medically speaking

The Daily Record (Wooster)
May 7, 2009
Featured expert: Dr. Mo Saif, Food Animal Health Research Program

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Swine Scare: OSU prepares for flu crisis

The Lantern
April 28, 2009
Featured expert: Dr. Richard Slemons, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine

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Swine flu strain not seen before in U.S.

Marion Star
April 28, 2009
Featured expert: Dr. Mo Saif, Food Animal Health Research Program

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Swine producers use biosecurity protocols

United Press International
April 29, 2009
Featured expert: Steve Moeller, OSU Extension swine specialist

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Virus represents a genetic combo

The Columbus Dispatch
April 30, 2009
Featured experts: Dr. Mo Saif, Food Animal Health Research Program and Dr. Richard Slemons, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine

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Television Station Online Publications

Researchers in Wooster on front lines of fighting H1N1 virus

WKYC-TV (Cleveland)
May 7, 2009
Featured expert: Dr. Mo Saif, Food Animal Health Research Program

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About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State

Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health. http://vet.osu.edu.