Bird flu, human cases and the risk to Australia
Avian flu is continuing to spread throughout the world, infecting some mammals as it goes; University of Melbourne experts explore the virus' risk to Australia.
Tracking avian influenza to safeguard Australia
Outbreaks of avian influenza in the Northern Hemisphere represent a low risk for Australia but it demands close monitoring, says University of Melbourne expert
Penguin viruses in the frozen continent
A University of Melbourne researcher visited Antarctica to study bird viruses in penguins, identifying new strains and how they might travel between continents.
How our ‘avian athletes’ could spread influenza
New research including University of Melbourne shows migratory birds are exposed to a pathogenic strain of bird flu before they arrive on Australian shores.
Viruses on the wing
The University of Melbourne's Dr Michelle Wille studies wild ducks and shorebirds to understand how they spread viruses across the globe, including influenza.