Evaluation of Haemophilus haemolyticus as a preventative therapy for NTHi disease [ 2015 - 2018 ]

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Researchers: Dr Lea-Ann Kirkham (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Peter Richmond Dr Ruth Thornton Prof Matthew Bellgard

Brief description Middle ear infections are the most common reason for a child to be given antibiotics and undergo surgery. This project will investigate whether a harmless bacterium found in the respiratory tract of children can be used as a probiotic to prevent bacterial ear infections. Benefits from reducing ear infections include fewer children undergoing surgery, fewer GP visits and antibiotic prescriptions, less time off work for parents, reduced hearing loss in children, and improved educational outcomes.

Funding Amount $AUD 445,659.79

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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