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Chronic effects of acute infections

Acute infection of mice with an intestinal pathogen leads to long-lasting inflammation that is maintained by intestinal microorganisms. This observation reveals a path by which infection history can affect long-term immune function.

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Harris, N. Chronic effects of acute infections. Nature 526, 509–510 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/526509a

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