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.
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
Our ‘killer’ cells’ role in life-long flu vaccine
Killer immune cells that can fight all strains of flu virus provide the potential for a universal, one-shot flu vaccine, University of Melbourne research shows
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.
But I got my flu shot? Why the flu vaccine works for some and not others
New research from the University of Melbourne has discovered why some people aren’t immune to the flu even after they’ve had the influenza vaccine.
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.
Stopping the flu virus at the nose
University of Melbourne researchers find flu-fighting cells in our noses that can act as "nasal border patrol' against the influenza virus.
The University of Melbourne is home to a team of expert flu-hunters, who track the virus's mutations and help update the annual vaccine.
Vaccination: A numbers game that adds up
While most Australian children are vaccinated, increasing the numbers further still will have lasting benefits for us all.