Protecting the world from the threat of pandemics
University of Melbourne researchers are creating mathematical models of infectious diseases like pandemic flu, giving governments a toolkit for taking action
This is not a drill: 5 reasons why the experts are worried about the next pandemic
Warnings tell us that the next global pandemic is a case of not if, but when - so are we preparing? A University of Melbourne special explores our risk.
Forecasting flu outbreaks
New software, developed by University of Melbourne experts, uses statistical probability to forecast our flu season, but may also help respond to bio-terrorism.
Remembering Australia’s polio scourge
Polio epidemics were a scourge in Australia until the vaccine arrived; a University of Melbourne expert looks back at how polio was treated, and feared.
Coming to grips with a ‘silent killer’
Infectious diseases expert Dr Ben Cowie on why viral hepatitis is fast becoming a hidden epidemic with significant public health consequences.
Outbreak! Managing human pandemics
Virologist Eddie Holmes on how better biosecurity and surveillance give us a chance of containing still-inevitable viral and bacterial pandemics.