Understanding RSV, a major cause of respiratory illness in infants.

Understanding RSV, a major cause of respiratory illness in infants.

Research Public Engagement General Parents and Carers

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is one of the most common reasons for young infants to be admitted to hospital, and globally is second only to malaria as a cause of death in infants between 1 and 12 months of age. In the UK it mostly occurs from October to February, causing a wave of infections that stretch the capacity of children’s wards to their limits.

Oxford vaccine test volunteers infected with typhoid

Oxford vaccine test volunteers infected with typhoid

General Research

The Oxford Vaccine Group, part of University of Oxford, gave 99 volunteers a drink laced with live Salmonella Typhi bacteria a month after vaccinating them. Between 40% and 50% of the volunteers for the trial were students, Healthcare professionals were allowed to take part if they were not in patient-facing jobs or if they were willing to take around 3-4 weeks off work to be infected

BBC: Would you trial an Ebola vaccine?

BBC: Would you trial an Ebola vaccine?

General

BBC's Catrin Nye visited the Oxford Vaccine Group to find out about the quest for an Ebola vaccine.

Vaccine Knowledge Project becomes member of the World Health Organization's Vaccine Safety Net

Vaccine Knowledge Project becomes member of the World Health Organization's Vaccine Safety Net

Awards & Appointments General

Since July 2016 the Vaccine Knowledge Project has been a member of the World Health Organization's Vaccine Safety Net

Dr Matthew Snape wins prize for engaging the public

Dr Matthew Snape wins prize for engaging the public

General Public Engagement Awards & Appointments

The 12 winners of the inaugural University of Oxford's Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Public Engagement with Research were announced on Friday 1 July by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson, in a ceremony at Merton College.

Herd Immunity: How does it work?

Herd Immunity: How does it work?

General Public Engagement

Dr Manish Sadarangani explains how herd immunity works and why vaccinating children is important.