Host Immunological Factors Enhancing Mortality of Young Adults during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

@inproceedings{McAuley2015HostIF,
  title={Host Immunological Factors Enhancing Mortality of Young Adults during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic},
  author={Julie L. McAuley and Katherine Kedzierska and Lorena Elizabeth Brown and George Dennis Shanks},
  booktitle={Front. Immunol.},
  year={2015}
}
During the 1918 influenza pandemic, healthy young adults unusually succumbed to infection and were considered more vulnerable than young children and the elderly. The pathogenesis of this pandemic in the young adult population remains poorly understood. As this population is normally the least likely to die during seasonal influenza outbreaks, thought to be due to their appropriate pre-existing and robust immune responses protecting them from infection, we sought to review existing literature… CONTINUE READING
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