New Zealand selected for major global research on influenza

Sue Huang

New Zealand children will play an important role in the next major global research on human immunity to influenza. This country and ESR have been selected by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a US$3 million research project on how first exposure to flu viruses shapes immunity to flu throughout life. ESR Chief…

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Researchers find triple as many Legionnaires’ cases as previously reported

Garden trowel in soil

The first New Zealand-wide study of the burden of Legionnaires’ disease has found triple the number of cases of this form of pneumonia than previously reported. The study, led by One Health Aotearoa Co-director Professor David Murdoch based at the University of Otago, Christchurch, has just been published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases. It gives the…

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Yersinia infection still a mystery after 2014 outbreak in NZ

Professor Nigel French

One Health Aotearoa Co-director Nigel French has co-written an article about yersinia which featured in Stuff’s Catalyst section this week. The article discusses the rise of yesinioisis among humans and animals. Read the article: Yersinia infection still a mystery after 2014 outbreak in NZ

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