In the newly published paper by Shrestha et al., we use a mechanistic transmission model within a likelihood framework to infer the nature, strength and duration of the impact of influenza infection on subsequent risk of pneumonia. We find evidence for a short-lived increase of ~100-fold in susceptibility to pneumonia following influenza infection. Our collaborators on this project include Cecile Viboud (Fogarty International Center, NIH), Betsy Foxman (Epidemiology, UMich) and Wilbert van Panhuis (Pitt).
Polymicrobial interactions: Influenza and Pneumonia
Posted October 22, 2015 by email@example.com