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

International consortium, including OVG, receives $36.9 million grant to fight Typhoid

International consortium, including OVG, receives $36.9 million grant to fight Typhoid

Awards & Appointments Research

Typhoid fever kills almost a quarter of a million people annually and infects about 21 million.