Influenza A potentiates pneumococcal co-infection: New details emerge

22 septiembre 2014

Influenza infection can enhance the ability of the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae to cause ear and throat infections, according to research. «As with most pneumococcal infections, it should be appreciated that localized nonlethal infections are much more common than the rapidly lethal presentations,» says one expert. «For example, influenza is a contributing factor in otitis media (middle ear infections) in children.»