23 Nov 2023

Flu pandemic plan replaced with new comprehensive guide

From Morning Report, 8:52 am on 23 November 2023

The country's 18-year-old 'flu pandemic plan' has been replaced, with a far more comprehensive guide detailing what we know - and don't - about infectious diseases that could become future pandemics.

Infectious Diseases Research Platform, Te Niwha, warns about the growing risk from sub- and tropical diseases as the climate warms; and of the looming potential of bioweapons.

Te Niwha head Te Pora Thompson spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.