Estimating the prevalence of coinfection with influenza virus and the atypical bacteria Bordetella pertussis, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, and Mycoplasma pneumoniae

@article{Mina2014EstimatingTP,
  title={Estimating the prevalence of coinfection with influenza virus and the atypical bacteria Bordetella pertussis, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, and Mycoplasma pneumoniae},
  author={Michael Joseph Mina and Rachael M Burke and Keith P. Klugman},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={33},
  pages={1585-1589}
}
Coinfections with common bacterial respiratory pathogens and influenza viruses are well-known causes of disease, often via synergistic interactions between the influenza virus, the bacteria, and the human host. However, relatively little is known about interactions between atypical bacteria and influenza viruses. A recent report by Reinton et al. explored this issue by analyzing data from 3,661 patients seeking medical assistance for the presence of Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydophila… CONTINUE READING