Thousands of people with respiratory viruses will be swab tested as part of research into the prevention and elimination of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and flu, Stuff reports. The $9.8 million initiative, called Southern Hemisphere Influenza and Vaccine Effectiveness Research and Surveillance V (SHIVERS-V) will see swab tests taken in Auckland and Wellington over two years. The swab testing is led by University of Auckland, with the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR).