The gut microbiome is our second immune system. It also plays a fundamental role training our body’s immune system. A person with a healthy gut, this partnership between the immune system & the microbiota helps build protective responses to pathogens. An imbalanced microbiome has been observed to lead to autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. Moreover it is now been established that the lack of diversity also increases chance of infection not only in the gut but others parts of the body as well. The team that developed BugSpeaks recently published an article in Virus Research which showed the potential connection between the gut microbiome and infectious lung diseases. The link to the article is shared under Related Publications.