Referrals surge for ESR WellKiwis influenza study following TVNZ ‘Sunday’ story

Sue Huang

The innovative ESR-led WellKiwis study continues to grow as it moves towards recruiting 600 Wellin​​gton w​hānau, who are helping revolutionise vaccine development and b​uilding understanding about immune imprinting. WellKiwis attracted significant interest after the study was canvassed on TVNZ’s Sunday recently, but, as the Programme’s Principal Investigator Dr Sue Huang says, more whānau need to join. Developing a…

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One Health Aotearoa Winter Newsletter 2021

Kristin Dyet in the lab

This winter’s newsletter includes the latest information about our 7th symposium in December, welcomes Dr Kristin Dyet from ESR to our Management Group and highlights OHA investigators who continue to provide media with accurate and timely expert opinion on the COVID-19 pandemic. View the OHA Winter 2021 Newsletter.

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Study confirms wastewater provides critical, early warning, for community outbreaks of COVID-19

A unique study led by the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) with Watercare and the University of Auckland confirms the benefit of wastewater testing as an early warning system for COVID-19. The paper: Sensitivity of wastewater-based epidemiology for detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in a low prevalence setting, has been released as a preprint on…

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