Kristien Van Reeth
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Laboratory of Virology- Influenza group
The influenza group of Prof. Van Reeth focuses on swine influenza viruses and porcine respiratory coronavirus (PRCV). We use the pig as a model for human influenza and other viral respiratory infections of humans. Important research topics include: Pathogenesis and immunobiology of influenza and PRCV in pigs; Role of the pig in the generation of novel pandemic influenza and coronaviruses; Efficacy of various types of influenza vaccine in pigs (vaccination-challenge studies); Broadly protective vaccination strategies against influenza in pigs; Surveillance for influenza in swine and for coronaviruses in swine and cattle.