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RCPCH-BPSU Webinar: Listeria infection in Young Infants in the context of neonatal infections


  • Professor Paul Heath
  • Dr Stefania Vergnano

Date of Recording

November 8, 2022

Available Until

November 7, 2024

Learning Outcomes:

1) Learn about the epidemiology of Listeria in the context of neonatal infections

2) Learn about management of listeria sepsis and meningitis in the neonates

3) Understand the implication of this study finding on the current NICE guidance on "fever in under 5s", "meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia in under 16" and "sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management"

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  • Professor Paul Heath

    Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases at St George's where he is Director of the Vaccine Institute

    Paul’s research has focused on the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases, and clinical vaccine trials, particularly in at-risk groups, and in perinatal infections. He has published more than 330 articles in these areas. He coordinates a European neonatal infection surveillance network and other recent work includes national surveillance on neonatal meningitis, neonatal Group B Streptococcus and Listeria infections, maternal immunization trials and studies of different vaccine schedules in preterm infants. Paul sits on national UK committees concerned with meningitis, Group B Streptococcus prevention and immunization policies in children. He is Chair of the Research Committee of the European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Section Editor of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal, Expert Adviser for the NICE Centre for Guidelines and Member of the WHO Technical Advisory Group on GBS Vaccine Development. He is also the South London Clinical Research Network Speciality Lead for Children’s Research.

  • Dr Stefania Vergnano

    Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology Consultant

    Stefania is primarily a clinicians with an interest in antimicrobial stewardship and infection control. Her research interests are neonatal infections and implementation research.

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