Post sponsored by

Source: ESR

An ESR collaboration with the University of Auckland has received $9.8 million in funding from Flu Lab for the fifth stage of the SHIVERS programme. This project will help prepare New Zealand for post-COVID-19 respirratory disease outbreaks.

Dr Sue Huang who leads the SHIVERS programme at ESR says, “When we implemented lockdown and border control, it changed the behaviour of human interaction. As a result it changed the virus transmission pattern in our community”.

Read more here and watch the interview with Dr Sue Huang(external link).

Read RSV swab test for thousands in Auckland and Wellington to track virus impact(external link).