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Preventing upper respiratory tract infections in infancy

Year:
2016
Duration:
63 months
Approved budget:
$1,198,436.94
Researchers:
Professor Julian Crane
Health issue:
Dental/oral
Proposal type:
Project
Lay summary
In this proposed study we will investigate the effect of a daily oral probiotic (BLIS) on preventing very common infectious problems during early infancy, particularly otitis media, reducing dental caries, upper respiratory tract infections and acute strep sore throats. The BLIS probiotic is known to reduce the bacteria that cause these infections and this study will examine the potential of this oral probiotic on these common infection problems.