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"Receipt of LAIV significantly increased the density of bacterial carriage and extended the mean duration of colonization from 35 to 57 days (Fig. 2C)."

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"Here we show, in mice, that vaccination with LAIV primes the upper respiratory tract for increased bacterial growth and persistence of bacterial carriage, in a manner nearly identical to that seen following wild-type influenza virus infections"

 

http://mbio.asm.org/content/5/1/e01040-13.full

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