Infant Pneumococcal Carriage During Influenza, RSV, and hMPV Respiratory Illness Within a Maternal Influenza Immunization Trial

Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume 220, Issue 6, 15 September 2019
https://academic.oup.com/jid/issue/220/6

 

Infant Pneumococcal Carriage During Influenza, RSV, and hMPV Respiratory Illness Within a Maternal Influenza Immunization Trial
Alastair F Murray, Janet A Englund, Jane Kuypers, James M Tielsch, Joanne Katz
The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 220, Issue 6, 15 September 2019, Pages 956–960, https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiz212
Among influenza-positive infants, those born to mothers given influenza vaccine had lower pneumococcal carriage rates. Maternal influenza immunization may impact infant pneumococcal acquisition during influenza infection. Pneumococcal carriage did not impact lower respiratory disease rates in RSV, hMPV, or influenza.