October 30, 2015 |Pneumonia and the Role of Influenza

The influenza virus has long been commonly associated with pneumonia. Using data from Project Tycho®, the US Census Bureau and annual reports of the US Army Surgeon General, researchers have quantified the interaction, at a population scale, between pneumonia and influenza. They concluded that influenza infection substantially enhances the risk of pneumonia, though only for a short period. These findings were published in Nature Scientific Reports, October 21, 2015.




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