Influenza and Staphylococcus aureus Coinfection: TLR9 at Play

Keer Sun, Dennis W. Metzger

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Bacterial lung infections are frequent causes of mortality following influenza infection, but the fundamental mechanisms remain largely unknown. A new study by Martínez-Colón et al. (PLoS Pathog. 2019;15:e1007560) now suggests that influenza-induced immune suppression of Staphylococcus aureus is mediated by TLR9 signaling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-384
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • coinfection
  • influenza

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology
  • Microbiology


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