Virology is the study of viruses. Viruses may infect humans through various contact and contamination pathways including insects and animal bites, food consumption, and exchange of bodily fluids. Farm animals and crop plants are also susceptible to viruses which can be introduced through contamination from pollutants.

Australia is a climatically diverse country varying from a tropical climate in the north to arid central desert and grassland regions and temperate climates in the south. In the wild, mosquito-borne viruses include members of the alphavirus genus, particularly Ross River virus and Barmah Forest virus, which cause arthralgia with fever or rash. Less frequent but more serious illness is caused by the encephalitic flaviviruses, Murray Valley encephalitis virus, and the Kunjin strain of West Nile virus. In addition dengue occurs intermittently in the northern part of Queensland, and in recent years Japanese encephalitis virus has been found in the Torres Strait Islands and the tip of far north Queensland. Also of interest, but with a much lower risk, are the bat-borne viruses, Hendra virus and Australian bat lyssavirus, that have led to some human infections.

There are hundreds of different diseases that can be spread through bacterial, viral or toxic contamination according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.

Expertise in Action

Our experts have a strong background and practical experience with careers spanning many decades. They are instructors at health institutes, universities, and research laboratories, which enables them to provide opinions on viral infections and diseases contracted in Australia.

Clients are particularly interested in our experts' knowledge about viral infections to provide opinion on their various matters.

Sample Reports

For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.


The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:

  • The need for a view or inspection of a location
  • The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
  • Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
  • Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
Relevant Articles Emerging viral infections in Australia

While many viruses that infect humans in Australia are found worldwide, some are unique to our country or region.

WHO urged to act to eliminate ancient virus HTLV-1 found in Australia

Scientists and doctors from around the globe are urging the World Health Organisation to tackle the "deadly" ancient virus HTLV-1, which has been found at "astounding" rates in Australia.

Relevant Cases Graham Barclay Oysters Pty Ltd v Ryan [2000] FCA 1099

This involved the duty of care hat council and State governments owe to minimise faecal contamination in a lake where oysters are grown commercially. These oysters were carrying the hepatitis A virus which could be passed on to consumers eating them.

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A sample of our experts in Medical - Virology

Below are short profiles of a few experts with expertise in this field. Please contact our office to discuss your specific requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget. Expert Experts are experts in finding the right expert for your needs and you pay no more to use Expert Experts than if you searched and found the expert yourself.

  • #ID1405

Microbiologist expert

ID1405 is an extremely well qualified microbiologist with expertise in research, education, management and the provision of expert reports.

  • #ID12317

Microbiology and Virology expert

ID12317 was trained in Microbiology and Molecular Virology at an Australian university and hospital / institute under leading Professors in the field.

Since that time his work has focused on understanding the structure and assembly of hepatitis viruses, and the use of this information to design better diagnostics, vaccines and antiviral therapies for control of major viral infections in humans.

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