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Microbes in the nasopharynx prior to lung infection - MINOPOLI



Microbes in the nasopharynx prior to lung infection - MINOPOLI is 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. This research will look at the role of bacteria and viruses in lung infections and will inform intervention to reduce the burden and consequences of lung infection in Indigenous children, in order to arrest preventable death in children. The program aims to:

The research program is 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. The project commenced in 2012 and aims to conclude in 2014.

Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research


Barbara MacHunter
Project Manager
Menzies School of Health Research
PO Box 41096
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 8196 (Reception)
Fax: (08) 8927 5187
Email: barbara.machunter@


Last updated: 4 June 2014
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