Flu Helps Spread Pneumonia, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre Finds

Published: Apr 11, 2011

ScienceDaily (Apr. 10, 2011) — Bacteria that cause pneumonia and meningitis are only able to spread when individuals are infected with flu, says a scientist reporting at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Harrogate. The work could have implications for the management of influenza pandemics and could help reduce incidence of pneumococcal infections in very young children, who are more susceptible to disease.

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