Invasive Pneumococcal Pneumonia and Respiratory Virus Co-infections
Published Date:Feb 2012
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 18(2):294-297.
Influenza A Virus, H3N2 Subtype
Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Human
Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections
Description:To confirm whether respiratory virus infections increase susceptibility to invasive pneumococcal pneumonia, we examined data from 11 influenza seasons (1994-2005) in the United States. Invasive pneumococcal pneumonia was significantly associated with influenza and respiratory syncytial virus activities in 5 seasons. Association strength was higher when strain H3N2 was the predominant influenza A virus strain.
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