The effect of influenza virus on human polymorphonuclear leukocytes


Many viral infections predispose to bacterial superinfections (Martin et al., 1959). Staphylococcal and pneumococcal pneumonia are serious complications during influenza virus infection. It has been suggested that the increased susceptibility for bacteria during virus infection is due to the effect of the viruses on the immune system and on the phagocytic… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00422240