The Virology Down Under blog strives to provide "info[rmation], opinion, and a reasonable voice on viruses." The authors, Ian Mackay and Katherine Arden, provide regular summaries (complete with clearly annotated graphs) of newly published scientific studies related to virology that are designed to help those outside of the scientific community understand new findings and their significance. The most recent posts address the Zika virus, but readers can also explore indexed articles about Ebola, Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and Avian Influenza (H7N9). In addition to clearly summarizing new findings, the authors also openly discuss the limitations of new scientific studies - for instance, much research about the Zika virus relies on reported cases of the virus rather than test results. In summarizing recent studies, both authors openly acknowledge their opinions and perspectives, and also note when a subject is less familiar to them.