Effect of influenza B virus on human performance

Smith, A.P, Thomas, M, Brockman, P, Kent, J and Nicholson, K.G (1993) 'Effect of influenza B virus on human performance.' British Medical Journal, 306. pp. 760-761. ISSN 0959-8138

Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.306.6880.760


Anecdotal evidence suggests that influenza reduces people's safety and efficiency in their workplace. Studies of experimentally induced influenza B in volunteers at the Medical Research Council Common Cold Unit showed that infection increased reaction times to stimuli occurring at varying intervals but that hand-eye coordination was unimpaired. We report the results of two studies to determine whether natural influenza B similarly prolongs human reaction times and whether other performance indicators are affected.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Q Science > QP Physiology
Q Science > QR Microbiology
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RB Pathology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Divisions: School of Sciences
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.306.6880.760
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2016 16:57
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:43
URI / Page ID: https://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/8470
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