Influenza A virus facilitates Streptococcus pneumoniae transmission and disease.

@article{Diavatopoulos2010InfluenzaAV,
  title={Influenza A virus facilitates Streptococcus pneumoniae transmission and disease.},
  author={Dimitri A. Diavatopoulos and Kirsty Renfree Short and John T Price and Jonathan Wilksch and Lorena Elizabeth Brown and David E. Briles and Richard A. Strugnell and Odilia L. C. Wijburg},
  journal={FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={1789-98}
}
Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus) kills approximately 1.6 million people annually. Pneumococcal infections predominantly manifest as pneumonia, sepsis, meningitis, and otitis media. S. pneumoniae is also a member of the normal nasopharyngeal flora, colonizing up to 80% of children. Infection with influenza A virus (IAV) has been associated with… CONTINUE READING