Why flu can be fatal
Infections like flu can 'paralyse' the immune system, making a secondary infection like pneumonia more likely, according to University of Melbourne research.
Stopping the flu before it takes hold
University of Melbourne researchers find a way to prime the innate immune system to potentially head off respiratory infections, like flu, before we get sick.
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.