acute respiratory infections Archives
RSV-HRV viral interference
May. 15, 2017—RSV infection reduces the risk of infection with human rhinovirus, which could have implications for vaccine development and prevention strategies for viral respiratory tract infections in infants.
Respiratory virus vaccine candidate
May. 27, 2014—Virus-like particles containing a protein from human metapneumovirus are a promising vaccine candidate for this respiratory virus.
Flu boosts pneumococcal colonization
Mar. 27, 2014—Influenza and parainfluenza infections – but not other respiratory viruses – increase the risk of acquiring pneumococcal bacteria, the most common cause of severe pneumonia.
New therapeutic target for cold, flu viruses identified
Aug. 9, 2012—Viruses that cause acute respiratory infections — such as human metapneumovirus (HMPV) and flu — impair a set of immune system cells that should clear the virus from the lungs. Now, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered the signaling pathway that disables these immune cells.