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Nasopharynx Microbiome and Vaccination in Children

Posted on Apr 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

The nasopharynx (NP) is home to many microorganisms that begin colonizing the body soon after birth. The collection of microbes, the microbiome, provides protection against pathogens, confers metabolic capabilities that humans lack, as well as other functions, and interacts extensively with the human host without provoking host defense responses. Microbes from the NP can cause diseases, such as pneumonia or meningitis, depending on which nearby tissues they invade. Normally these organisms do not cause disease, possibly because the complex ecosystem of the microbiome has evolved over...

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