Viruses are micro-organisms that enter cells in the body and reproduce, causing a viral infection. Their ability to hide in cells makes them very difficult for the immune system to fight.
The Doherty Institute specialises in research, diagnosis and treatment of a range of viral infectious diseases, with a particular focus on HIV, viral hepatitis, influenza, emerging infections and dengue.
International researchers push for global mobilisation to fight viral infection
11 May 2022
Why are there so many new Omicron sub-variants, like BA.4 and BA.5? Will I be reinfected? Is the virus mutating faster?
06 May 2022
New research shows common household cleaning products are effective at inactivating SARS-CoV-2
13 Apr 2022