Victoria currently has three avian influenza outbreaks across six farms. They are being treated as an emergency. Here's how authorities are responding.
Sewage surveillance is one technique that can alert authorities to the presence of a pathogen in the community. An environmental engineer explains the state of the science when it comes to SARS-CoV-2.
Miniaturized laboratory equipment is making it easier to identify airborne pathogens in the field, but there's still work ahead to be able to instantly determine if a room is safe or contaminated.
Life in a honey bee hive is all about cooperating for the collective good.
Fluid mechanics can be applied to the transport of respiratory diseases such as COVID-19.
To find a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, scientists need to work hands-on with the highly infectious coronavirus. It happens in a super secure lab designed to keep them safe and prevent any escapes.
Pathogens typically face a trade-off between virulence and transmission. But that's not the case with SARS-CoV-2.
People have lived with infectious disease throughout the millennia, with culture and biology influencing each other. Archaeologists decode the stories told by bones and what accompanies them.
The study of two hospitals was a first for researching the microbiology of the built environment in South Africa – a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding how to design healthier buildings.
Plant diseases require as much attention now as ever to ensure that food systems are in place in the next season. There are also serious implications for forestry and the environment more broadly.
A CSIRO survey has found many people are confused about common infections, believing antibiotics can treat colds, flu and other viruses. This could fuel a dangerous rise in drug-resistant superbugs.
Human psychology has evolved to avoid situations that could lead to infection. Behavioral choices now could have long-term effects on how people interact with others and the world.
Zoonotic diseases can emerge closer to home than you realise.
A virus testing lab director explains how the U.S. fell behind in the need for broad coronavirus testing.
The biggest lesson has been that controlling a disease outbreak like Ebola is impossible without community trust and engagement.
An epidemiologist explains the differences and similarities between COVID-19 and the seasonal flu.
Air transportation unquestionably spreads disease. Should airlines be more proactive by requiring proof of vaccination? Two experts reflect on the current and former crises.
US researchers have revealed the molecular 'key' that allows the 2019-nCoV virus to gain access to our cells. And they found it is many times more tenacious than the previous SARS virus.
In the real world, new diseases emerge from complex environments. To learn more about how, scientists set up whole artificial ecosystems in the lab, instead of focusing on just one factor at a time.
The novel coronavirus spreading outward from Wuhan, China, will get an assist from a subset of infected people who transmit it to many others.