Host nutritional status and its effect on a viral pathogen.

@article{Beck2000HostNS,
  title={Host nutritional status and its effect on a viral pathogen.},
  author={Melinda A. Beck and Orville A. Levander},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2000},
  volume={182 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          S93-6
        }
}
  • M. Beck, O. Levander
  • Published 1 September 2000
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of infectious diseases
The nutritional status of the host has long been associated with both severity and susceptibility to infectious disease. The accepted model system proposes that inadequate nutrition impairs the functioning of the immune system, thus resulting in increased susceptibility to infection. However, current work suggests that not only can the nutritional status of the host affect the immune response, but it can also affect the viral pathogen. In a mouse model, a benign strain of coxsackievirus B3… 

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