Dr Malcolm McDonald presents ‘Streptococcal churn: the community dynamics of a notorious microbe’, on Monday 25 June from 12pm to 1pm.
Remote Aboriginal communities of the Top End and Central Australia carry an unacceptable burden of streptococcal disease and the sequelae. At MSHR we have used molecular tracking techniques to demonstrate the dynamics of streptococcal transmission in these settings and have turned up some surprises, particularly the diversity of strains and the turnover. These findings have important implications for prevention strategies, including potential vaccines.
Dr McDonald is a senior research fellow with Menzies School of Health Research Education and Training Division.
This seminar takes place in the Menzies Seminar Room, John Mathews Building, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus.
Visit the Menzies School of Health Research website for information about this and future seminars.