Respiratory Viruses, Bacteria and their Vaccines

09/23/2013 02:00
09/23/2013 03:00
America/New York
Michael J. Mina from Emory University School of Medicine will be presenting a lecture on September 23, 2013 from 2:00pm-3:00pm.
The lecture will take place at MSSM in Annenberg building, Room 14-02 Yahr Library.

Title: Respiratory Viruses, Bacteria and their Vaccines

Abstract:

It is well recognized that respiratory viruses, including influenza A virus infections (IAV) can enhance susceptibility to and severity of bacterialrespiratory infections, most notably those of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus. The majority of work in this field has focused on better understanding this viral-bacterial-host interaction in the lower respiratory tract. However, recent work from our lab, and others, has begun to describe the immunologic responses and microbial dynamics in the upper respiratory tract following influenza infection. This talk will discuss some of our recent findings concerning the effects of IAV infection on bacterial dynamics within the upper and lower respiratory tracts of mice, and the role of vaccines to prevent bacterial infections.