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  1. 16 July 2019 - Under the Microscope

    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.

  2. 14 March 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  3. 19 February 2019 - Health & Medicine

    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

  4. 6 September 2018 - Public Affairs

    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.

  5. 15 February 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  6. 13 February 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    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.

  7. 3 June 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  8. 8 May 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    The flu-hunters

    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.

  9. 18 November 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.