Discovery Of Novel Respiratory Viruses Causing Influenza-Like Illness In Healthy Australian Adults Aged 18 To 64 Years

Grant number: LP0989464 | Funding period: 2009 - 2011

Completed

Abstract

This work will inform our understanding of the causes of acute respiratory illnesses in Australia at the present time by looking for both known and previously undiscovered respiratory viruses. Increasing the knowledge base regarding causes of disease will have downstream relevance for health policy planners seeking to assess the burden of disease due to different causes. Early identification and description of new diseases will allow pre-emptive evaluation of new public health threats. This information will help to ensure availability and marketability of vaccines to prevent infection.