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Can your young baby help medical research at a local Hospital?

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust are looking for parents with a child under 12 months of age to help with a study on Bronchiolitis. 

Bronchiolitis is a common chest infection that can have serious consequences for a child under 2 years of age. It is caused by a virus, usually the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (‘RSV’), and can spread easily. Symptoms can be found here . 

Dr Khan, the Principal Investigator for the HARMONIE study at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital, said: 

“Bronchiolitis is the most common cause of hospital admission in infants in developed countries and Respiratory Syncytial Virus is the most common viral cause of bronchiolitis. 

No parent wants to see their baby in hospital, to be dependent on oxygen, to require tube feeding or even intensive care. This study doesn’t just have the potential to prevent children from catching this nasty virus and becoming seriously ill, but it could also reduce the impact on families, save them unnecessary heartache, and reduce admissions to children’s wards during our busiest months of the year. 

Please, if you have a child aged under 12 months, consider taking part in the HARMONIE study. With your support and that of your little one, you could be helping many thousands of others like you in years to come.” 

If you or anyone you know is interested in taking part in the study, please visit the HARMONIE website: