Research Discovery Day
Event Date: 14 Nov 2018 - 14 Nov 2018
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During the evening you will have the chance to learn more about the research we are funding to understand:
•how meningitis is transmitted and how this might be controlled
•whether or not teenagers with wintertime viruses are more likely to carry more meningococcal bacteria.

Out of everyone, it is teenagers who are the most likely to carry meningococcal bacteria in the back of their nose and throat.

Research suggests that teenagers seem to be more likely to carry greater amounts of meningococcal bacteria during the peak flu season, and the amount they carry may be important. But whether this timing is just a coincidence, or whether a true relationship exists remains to be understood. This is what a team of researchers at the University of Bristol are now trying to find out.

If viruses do cause people to carry greater amounts of meningococcal bacteria, potentially making them more infectious, the way we use vaccines might change to focus efforts on blocking transmission of the bacteria at critical times and places.

During the evening you will have the chance to meet the team leading this research, and gain a unique insight into what their research has revealed so far.

To your place go to: It’s free attend but places are limited.

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Address: Lecture 3, Level 4, Education & Research Centre, Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol BS2 8AE.