Nose Drops

UK doctors are testing nose drops that could help prevent meningitis.

The nose drops are retained in the nose and prompts an immune response. The bacteria responsible for meningitis are in the back of “healthy carriers” noses and throats without any signs or symptoms.

Professor Robert Read, director of the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, said: “We have already shown that placing the nose drops in the nose of healthy adults caused no harm to the volunteers”. 

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