Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus and asthma

  title={Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus and asthma},
  author={Masatsugu Obuchi and Yuichi Adachi and Takenori Takizawa and Tetsutaro Sata},
  booktitle={Front. Microbiol.},
Respiratory viral infection is a major cause of asthma exacerbations in both children and adults. Among the respiratory viruses, influenza virus is a particularly important pathogen due to its enormous morbidity and mortality in annual epidemics. The swine-origin influenza A virus, designated as A(H1N1)pdm09, emerged in the spring of 2009 and caused the first influenza pandemic in the 21st century. With the emergence of the novel A(H1N1)pdm09 virus, numerous epidemiologic studies detected… CONTINUE READING