ESR flu study findings a world first

Sue Huang

Work undertaken by ESR scientists is the first in the world to show a particular and surprising immune response among people to influenza, and could help pave the way to a globally-sought universal flu vaccine. The study has significantly changed understanding of a critical part of the influenza virus, with an ESR report on its…

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Campaign sets sights on Bovine Viral Diarrhoea

Carolyn Gates

A national campaign is asking beef and dairy farmers across New Zealand to help develop frameworks for disease control of bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVD). BVD is an infectious cattle disease which costs New Zealand farmers an estimated $150 million per year, primarily through reproductive issues, reduced growth rates and decreased milk production. Infected animals are…

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Professor Nigel French recognised for food safety impact

Nigel French and Damien O'Connor 2018

One Health Aotearoa Co-director Distinguished Professor Nigel French from Massey University has received the Ministry for Primary Industries Award for Significant Contribution to Food Safety. Professor French was presented the award by Minister of Food Safety Damien O’Connor at the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology conference dinner earlier this month. The award…

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OHA Co-director appointed to the International Council on Adult Immunisation

David Murdoch

One Health Aotearoa Co-director Professor David Murdoch has recently been appointed to the newly-established International Council on Adult Immunisation. The council comprises 12 global experts and advocates for older adults and immunisation, and is charged with providing technical expertise and leadership to advance the agenda of adult immunisation globally.

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