Respiratory tract infections

Acute respiratory illness in households with children: Factors associated with influenza vaccine receipt and viral interference.

Background. Understanding interactions between the agents that cause respiratory infections can provide valuable insights into pathogenesis of acute respiratory illness (ARI). Viral-bacterial interactions are well studied, particularly influenza and …

Acute respiratory infections and Streptococcus pneumoniae Carriage

Background. Bacterial pneumonia and otitis media often follow influenza and other upper respiratory viral infections. Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP) is one of the most frequent culprits. While animal models suggest influenza enhances SP transmission …

Risk of influenza after Previous Acute Respiratory Illness in a Cohort of Households with Children

Background. Understanding interactions between the agents that cause respiratory infections can provide valuable insights into pathogenesis of acute respiratory illness (ARI). Viral-bacterial interactions are well studied, particularly influenza and …