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2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the influenza pandemic that came to be known as the “Spanish flu”.
The World Health Organization says that while influenza pandemics are unpredictable, they can have major global health, economic and social consequences.
Burnet Institute has a number of collaborations to combat malaria, tuberculosis and novel diseases like avian influenza and pandemic influenza H1N1 (swine flu) and SARS.
Our programs have established a thematic initiative related to these emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases (ERIDs), allowing us to apply our unique blend of biomedical research and public health expertise to address these diseases.
We are a member of the World Health Organization’s Global Outbreak and Response Network (GOARN).