Co-infection of Influenza B and Streptococci causing severe pneumonia and septic shock in healthy women

@inproceedings{Aebi2010CoinfectionOI,
  title={Co-infection of Influenza B and Streptococci causing severe pneumonia and septic shock in healthy women},
  author={Timothy Aebi and Maja Weisser and Evelyne Bucher and Hans H Hirsch and Stephan C U Marsch and Martin Siegemund},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2010}
}
BackgroundSince the Influenza A pandemic in 1819, the association between the influenza virus and Streptococcus pneumoniae has been well described in literature. While a leading role has been so far attributed solely to Influenza A as the primary infective pathogen, Influenza B is generally considered to be less pathogenic with little impact on morbidity and mortality of otherwise healthy adults. This report documents the severe synergistic pathogenesis of Influenza B infection and bacterial… CONTINUE READING

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