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Pneumococcal meningitis - improving diagnosis and management

Research date: 1 March 2019 - 1 April 2021
Grant amount: £19,850.00

[INFO_TABLE] Background The bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae, also known as pneumococcus, can cause a number of serious infections including meningitis, sepsis and pneumonia. Young children are particularly at risk, up to one in seven of those who develop pneumococcal meningitis will lose their lives and a quarter will have severe, long-lasting...

Scarlet fever: reducing the spread of infection to help lower the risk of more serious life-threatening diseases

Research date: 1 August 2017 - 31 July 2019
Grant amount: £188,536.00

Over the past few years, doctors have been witnessing a steep and unexpected increase in scarlet fever – with more than 19,000 children reported to have been diagnosed with the infection in England and Wales in 2016.1 While the disease itself isn’t usually serious, the type of bacteria behind it (Group A streptococcus – or “strep A...

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It is estimated that worldwide over 1.5 million people die from diseases caused by the bacterium pneumococcus every year. Meningitis, pneumonia and septicaemia are among the serious infections that contribute to these deaths – up to one million are children under five.Antibiotics can kill the pneumococcus – although the bacteria are becoming...
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