One Health in Action...

“...Two themes appear throughout the book. The first is that influenza is a quintessential One Health pathogen that can only be understood when studied in humans and other animals but especially in both its wild and domestic bird reservoirs. Throughout his career, Webster has championed this approach, which has led to many of the breakthroughs in how we approach influenza prevention and control today. The second theme is the need for collaboration and cooperation to successfully address the challenges posed by influenza, an idea Webster has lived out by mentoring and working with influenza scientists throughout the world. ...”     


Emerging Infectious Diseases EID Journal

Books and Media: Flu Hunter: Unlocking the Secrets of a Virus

Robert G. Webster,
Otago University Press, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2018
ISBN-10: 1988531314; ISBN-13: 978-1988531311
Pages: 220; Price: $24.99 (Paperback)

Cite This Article DOI: 10.3201/eid2510.190880 Original Publication Date: 9/5/2019

Figure. Flu Hunter: Unlocking the Secrets of a Virus

Flu Hunter: Unlocking the Secrets of a Virus offers an engaging and highly readable homage to the influenza virus by one of the world’s preeminent influenza virologists, Dr. Rob Webster (Figure). Although the book is nominally an autobiographical account of Webster’s career, the central figure is often the influenza virus itself, with each of the 17 chapters focusing on an influenza-related event from the past century. ...