Some researchers argue that the world is overdue for an influenza pandemic. In that event Australian lives would depend on a robust response from health authorities to any deadly new virus.
Meanwhile, what risk does antibiotic resistance pose to our health into the future? And are there other threats looming on the horizon?
Life Matters talks to Professor Raina MacIntyre, Head, Biosecurity Program, and Professor of Global Biosecurity with the Kirby Institute at UNSW and Associate ProfessorDeborah Williamson, clinical microbiologist with the Doherty Institute. HEAR THE TALK