Influenza during pregnancy predisposes offspring to increased susceptibility to infection

The research department „Viral Zoonoses – One Health“ at the Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology (HPI) in Hamburg, headed by Prof. Gülşah Gabriel, professor at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), has used a new animal model to investigate whether offspring of influenza A virus-infected mothers are more susceptible to other infections later in life. The results have now been published in the renowned journal „Nature Communications“.

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