Invasive pneumococcal pneumonia and respiratory virus co-infections.

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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Abbreviation
Emerging Infect. Dis.
Publication Date
2012-02
Volume
18
Issue
2
Page Numbers
294-7
Pubmed ID
22305270
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Full Title
Invasive pneumococcal pneumonia and respiratory virus co-infections.
Authors
Zhou H, Haber M, Ray S, Farley MM, Panozzo CA, Klugman KP