Blocking the development of secondary bacterial pneumonia
- Research Opportunity
- PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
- Microbiology and Immunology
- Doherty Institute
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Summary We are looking for highly motivated students to determine why influenza infection causes Staphylococcus aureus to transition from the upper to the lower respiratory tract resulting in the development of bacterial pneumonia.
A complication associated with influenza virus infection is the development of a secondary bacterial pneumonia. Staphylococcus aureus is a frequent perpetrator of secondary bacterial pneumonia following influenza A virus (IAV) infection. These bacteria are a commensal organism found in the nasal passage of 20 per cent of humans, and persistent nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus is a significant risk factor for secondary staphylococcal pneumonia in IAV infected patients. We are looking for highly motivated students to determine why influenza infection causes Staphylococcus aureus to transition from the upper to the lower respiratory tract resulting in the development of bacterial pneumonia.
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