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Los Angeles, California 90095


This study will serve to determine how influenza infection alters the bacterial colonization patterns in the nasal and oropharyngeal compartments, and whether the immune response correlate with these alterations. The investigators will be determining bacterial composition and immune responses in the nose and oropharynx during influenza infection. Specific Aims Therefore, the overall aims of this study are as follows: 1. To identify baseline composition and kinetic changes in the nasal and oropharyngeal microflora and immune responses after administering intranasal live attenuated influenza virus (i.e., FluMist® vaccine) or saline mist to healthy subjects; 2. To identify nasal and oropharyngeal microbial composition and local immune responses during influenza infections and after resolution of infection, and correlate these changes with clinical outcomes.

Study summary:

Randomization and Post-Randomization Visits After undergoing the nasal swabs and nasopharyngeal washes, and nasal epithelial brushing, healthy volunteers will be randomly assigned to receive either saline nasal spray (placebo) or FluMist® nasal influenza vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine, or LAIV). They will return 1-2 weeks and 4-6 weeks later to repeat the nasal swabs and nasopharyngeal washes, and nasal epithelial brushings done at the Enrollment Visit. Samples will be processed to isolate 16s bacterial RNA and host RNA. 16s rRNA will be analyzed by 16S sequencing for to determine the composition of the bacterial microbiome pre and post LAIV or saline (placebo) administration. Host immune responses will be assessed based upon microarray analysis of host RNA pre and post LAIV or saline administration.


Inclusion Criteria: - Healthy volunteers: - Healthy subjects between the ages of 18 and 65. Approximately half of the subjects will be female and approximately half will be male. - Must be eligible to receive live-attenuated nasal version of the influenza vaccine. - Must be able to provide signed and dated informed consent. - Healthy subjects willing and able to provide oropharyngeal and nasal cavity specimens Exclusion Criteria: - Immunosuppressive conditions or medications - chronic systemic medical illness - infections or antibiotic use within the past 60 days



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Los Angeles, California 90095
United States

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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 21, 2020

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