The respiratory microbiota: associations with influenza symptomatology and viral shedding.

Affiliation

Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Manifestations of infection and the degree of influenza virus vary. We hypothesized that the nose/throat microbiota modifies the duration of influenza symptoms and viral shedding. Exploring these relationships may help identify additional methods for reducing influenza severity and transmission.

Keywords

Influenza,Microbiota,Signs and symptoms,Virus shedding,

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