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Microbes in the nasopharynx prior to lung infection (MINOPOLI) was a research program funded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to help determine the contribution that viruses and bacterial load make to respiratory disease. The research looked at the role of bacteria and viruses in lung infections and aimed to intervention to reduce the burden and consequences of lung infection in Indigenous children, in order to arrest preventable death in children.
Program objectives included:
The research program was a collaboration between the Menzies School of Health Research, Monash University, the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, the Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute and Queensland Health.
Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research
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