Probiotic reduces sepsis-related deaths among newborns in India
August 23, 2017 --
Photo Caption: Location of study sites in Odisha, India. Source: India and Odisha state maps, redrawn to show the geographic location of study sites.
During the study, which took place between 2008 and 2012, children given an ingestible form of Lactobacillus plantarum bacteria during the first few days of life were 43 percent less likely to contract and die from neonatal sepsis.
Drs. J. Glenn Morris and Judy Johnson played a significant role in the study: Morris contributed to the study design and Johnson was one of two researchers in charge of developing microbiology protocols and procedures.