Stress significantly increases mortality following a secondary bacterial respiratory infection

@inproceedings{Hodgson2012StressSI,
  title={Stress significantly increases mortality following a secondary bacterial respiratory infection},
  author={Paul D Hodgson and Palok Aich and Joseph M Stookey and Yurij I Popowych and Andrew A. Potter and Lorne A. Babiuk and Philip Griebel},
  booktitle={Veterinary research},
  year={2012}
}
A variety of mechanisms contribute to the viral-bacterial synergy which results in fatal secondary bacterial respiratory infections. Epidemiological investigations have implicated physical and psychological stressors as factors contributing to the incidence and severity of respiratory infections and psychological stress alters host responses to experimental viral respiratory infections. The effect of stress on secondary bacterial respiratory infections has not, however, been investigated. A… CONTINUE READING

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