FAVORABLE INFLUENCE OF THE INFLUENZAL VIRUS ON ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS
ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD
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The favorable influence--well known in man--which influenza exerts on certain associated infections, reveals a toxic action of the influenzal virus. It is manifested without delay after injection of a massive dose in the guinea pig, not receptive to the influenzal infection. The increase of sensitivity under the toxic action of the virus is nil in regard to the colon bacillus, is moderate 10 times with respect to pneumococci, but it is considerable in regard to the hemolytic streptococci 100 to 200 times particularly with respect to the Pfeiffer bacillus at least 250 times.