Insights into the interaction between influenza virus and pneumococcus.

  title={Insights into the interaction between influenza virus and pneumococcus.},
  author={Jonathan A. McCullers},
  journal={Clinical microbiology reviews},
  volume={19 3},
Bacterial infections following influenza are an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Based on the historical importance of pneumonia as a cause of death during pandemic influenza, the increasingly likely possibility that highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses will trigger the next worldwide pandemic underscores the need to understand the multiple mechanisms underlying the interaction between influenza virus and bacterial pathogens such as Streptococcus pneumoniae. There is… CONTINUE READING
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