Nose drop bacteria can halt spread of deadly meningitis

A new nose drop containing “friendly” bacteria that could help prevent meningitis is being tested by UK doctors in a world-first trial.
The treatment, developed at the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, involves a gene being inserted into a harmless form of bacteria to help it remain in the nose and prompt an immune response.
It is hoped the enhanced friendly bacteria, known as Neisseria lactamica (Nlac), will protect against its close cousin, Neisseria meningitidis (N.meningitidis) – the strain responsible for causing a severe type of meningitis.
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24 November 2018 in Hot News, Views: 42
Source: Scotsman
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