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Infections and Immunisation

Our research in this area focuses on understanding the potential risks that infections acquired by the mother in pregnancy may pose to the fetus and to the child at birth.

Accurate information on the frequency of the infection being passed on to the fetus or baby is central to planning and evaluating prevention, diagnosis and treatment policies and practice.

The health effects of some infections acquired in early life may not be evident until many years later. Some of our research looks at these later health consequences of early-life infections.

Our Research