Happy to share our new study showing that common cold virus can protect against influenza by triggering broadly protective antiviral defenses (interferon response). We used data from >13,000 pt samples and an experimental model of the human airway mucosa.
New article> Interference between #rhinovirus and #influenza A virus: a clinical data analysis and experimental infection study
🔥Interesting🔥 The results of this study indicate that previous infection wit rhinovirus inhibits infection with influenza A virus by activating antiviral defences in the target tissue of both viruses the human airway epithelium #IDTwitter
"These findings show that one respiratory virus can block infection with another through stimulation of antiviral defences in the airway mucosa, supporting the idea that interference from rhinovirus disrupted the 2009 IAV pandemic in Europe"
Excellent paper by group on rhinovirus and flu A interactions combining patient data and in vitro experiments. Interference between rhinovirus and influenza A virus: a clinical data analysis and experimental infection study
Very cool talk by on how the antiviral immune response triggered by #rhinovirus infection(ie common cold) can interfere with #flu infection! #IwasakiLabReunion - For more info, check out her lab’s recent pub
Interference between rhinovirus and influenza A virus: a clinical data analysis and experimental infection study
Given the recent upswing in rhinovirus in the UK, I wonder if it will have a bearing on our influenza season> Interference between rhinovirus and influenza A virus: a clinical data analysis and experimental infection study
Interference between rhinovirus and influenza A virus: a clinical data analysis and experimental infection study