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The Combating haemophilus influenzae related respiratory pathology (CHiRRP) study is being conducted in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and the Northern Territory to study respiratory diseases that cause children to have a chronic wet cough. The most common of these are protracted bacterial bronchitis, bronchiectasis and chronic suppurative lung disease. Repeated respiratory flare-ups of these diseases are thought to lead to long term lung damage that can extend into adulthood. Many of these flare-ups are thought to be caused by a type of bacteria (germ) called non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi).
This project aims to:
Eligible children will receive either two doses of the synflorix vaccine or a meningococcal vaccine, two months apart and will be then followed for 12 months after the second dose.
The project is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). The project commenced in January 2013 and aims to conclude in December 2015.
Adapted from Menzies School of Health Research
Dr Kerry-Ann O'Grady
Menzies School of Health Research
John Matthews Building
Royal Darwin Hospital Campus
PO Box 41096
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 8196
Fax: (08) 8927 5187