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Deadly global pandemics are rare enough to motivate widespread attention when they emerge, but people around the world face the threat of seasonal influenza every year.
Tracking data related to the pandemic can help clarify this torrent of information. Here are several visualizations that depict the impacts of COVID-19 across Wisconsin.
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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced two studies to evaluate the spread of COVID-19 in the state, using antibody and wastewater testing.
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The World Health Organization is asking protestors to wear cloth masks, even though the organization says non-medical masks can provide a false sense of security against COVID-19.
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Spring is a precarious time for salamanders making their annual migratory journey.
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The number of wild deer testing positive for chronic wasting disease continues to rise in Wisconsin.
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Wisconsin and the United States are trending down in birth rates, marking a four-year decline according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. Nationwide, the birth rate hasn't been this low since 1985.
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A smartphone app from UW-Madison is helping Wisconsin's fruit and vegetable growers understand bee populations.
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After moving its spring hearings entirely online because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wisconsin Conservation Congress reported a record-setting 64,943 responses — double the previous record — on a variety of conservation issues.
Short of a cure or effective treatment for COVID-19, something that could take years to develop, state and local health officials in Wisconsin are planning for a future where contact tracing plays a central role in combating the disease.