When The Flu Hits Campus, The Gesundheit Machine Will Be Ready

When The Flu Hits Campus, The Gesundheit Machine Will Be Ready
Undergraduate Shira Rubin gamely demonstrates the Gesundheit machine, which collects samples of virus from the breath that sick students exhale. Rubin helps Dr. Somayeh Youssefi (left) set up the machine before patients use it.

It's a particularly harsh flu season. In the close quarters of dorm rooms and cafeterias and study groups, the flu will come to college campuses. And when it does, one scientist will be ready.

(Image credit: Selena Simmons-Duffin/WAMU)