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Pneumococcus and otitis media (2006)

Author

Menzies School of Health Research

Publisher

Menzies School of Health Research

City

Casuarina, NT

Type

Poster

 
 

Description

This wall chart explains how the pneumococcus germ lives in the back of the nose and travels through the eustachian tube to the middle ear space behind the ear drum causing otitis media or middle ear infection. It also depicts the ear drum bulging like a boil because of the build up of pus and then the ear drum perforating causing pusy or runny ears.

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Contact details

Child Health Division
Menzies School of Health Research
PO Box 41096
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 8196
Fax: (08) 8927 5187
Email: earinfonet@menzies.edu.au

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