Question of the week - Week of 28-Sep-2017

When a viral infection occurs, which element of the innate immune system becomes critical?:

Question of the week

See a clue in the article The immune system and the immunity in swine: Innate immunity


Correct answer

During viral infection, the production of type 1 interferons is critical for maintaining an effective response against the virus (direct antiviral activity and recruitment of inflammatory cells) and subsequent activation of acquired immunity.