Article Abstract

Re-understanding anti-influenza strategy: attach equal importance to antiviral and anti-inflammatory therapies

Authors: Zhengtu Li, Li Li, Shuai Zhao, Jing Li, Hongxia Zhou, Yunhui Zhang, Zifeng Yang, Bing Yuan


The direct replication of influenza virus is not the only cause of harm to human health; influenza infection leading to a hyper-inflammatory immune response can also result in serious conditions. So, the treatment strategy for influenza needs to keep balance between antivirus and anti-inflammation. Herein, we review the treatment strategies of anti-influenza drugs and traditional Chinese medicines.