Modeling Influenza Virus Infection: A Roadmap for Influenza Research

  title={Modeling Influenza Virus Infection: A Roadmap for Influenza Research},
  author={Alessandro Boianelli and Van Kinh Nguyen and Thomas Ebensen and Kai Schulze and Esther Wilk and Niharika Sharma and Sabine Stegemann-Koniszewski and Dunja Bruder and Franklin R. Toapanta and Carlos Alberto Guzm{\'a}n and Michael Meyer-Hermann and Esteban Abelardo Hern{\'a}ndez-Vargas},
  pages={5274 - 5304}
Influenza A virus (IAV) infection represents a global threat causing seasonal outbreaks and pandemics. Additionally, secondary bacterial infections, caused mainly by Streptococcus pneumoniae, are one of the main complications and responsible for the enhanced morbidity and mortality associated with IAV infections. In spite of the significant advances in our knowledge of IAV infections, holistic comprehension of the interplay between IAV and the host immune response (IR) remains largely… 
Host‐pathogen kinetics during influenza infection and coinfection: insights from predictive modeling
  • A. Smith
  • Biology
    Immunological reviews
  • 2018
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