[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/485204]
Dr Geoff Higgins
Prof Geoffrey Davidson
Dr Rodney Ratcliff
Brief description Diarrhoea is very common, especially in children but a cause is often not found. Believing there must be undiscovered viruses responsible, we developed a new method to look for them, and discovered one, which we have named adelavirus, in 17% of children with diarrhoea presenting to the WCH, Adelaide, over a 3 month period. 55% were hospitalised. This project proposes to investigate how widespread adelavirus infection is in the community and investigate how a vaccine might be developed.
Funding Amount $AUD 575,374.02
Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants
Standard Project Grant