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.
Beyond Zika: 5 nasties on the radar
There are other dangerous viruses - and the critters to spread them - that could come out of nowhere, just like Zika that has sparked a global emergency.