Ecology and diversity in upper respiratory tract microbial population structures from a cross-sectional community swabbing study.

PURPOSE Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are responsible for over 2.8 million deaths per year worldwide with pathobiont carriage a required precursor to infection. We sought to determine carriage epidemiology for both bacterial and viral respiratory pathogens as part of a large population-based cross-sectional carriage study. METHODOLOGY Nose self-swab… CONTINUE READING
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