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Listed under:  Health  >  Diseases  >  Animal diseases  >  Bird flu
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Handling deadly viruses safely to save lives

Imagine working in a research laboratory and handling deadly animal viruses that could potentially infect humans. Find out how this vital research helps protect Australia's wildlife, farm animals and human population. See how scientists use techniques such as 'gene silencing' to fight viruses.



This collection of digital curriculum resources is organised in two categories - causes and spread of infections; and fighting infections. Videos and images provide a historical perspective of human infectious diseases in Australia, including epidemic events and drug and vaccine development. Learning objects explore the ...


Super Flu - Race Against a Killer, 2005: Avian flu in Hong Kong

This clip shows how it was established that an outbreak of avian (bird) influenza in Hong Kong in 1997 crossed over into the human population and resulted in the death of, among others, the 3-year-old boy depicted here. It includes a representation of the hospitalisation of the boy and footage of dead and dying poultry. ...