Li J, et al. Protective efficacy of an inactivated chimeric H5 avian influenza vaccine against H5 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus clades 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52. J Gen Virol. 2018 Oct 25. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 27, 2018 from J Gen Virol. 2018 Oct 25 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30358528)
The H5 subtype of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses pose a serious challenge to public health and the poultry industry in China. In this study, we generated a chimeric QH/KJ recombinant ...
Wu J, Ke C, Lau EHY, Song Y, Cheng KL, Zou L, et a. Influenza H5/H7 Virus Vaccination in Poultry and Reduction of Zoonotic Infections, Guangdong Province, China, 2017~18. Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 Jan. Abstract
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We compared the detection frequency of avian influenza H7 subtypes at live poultry markets in Guangdong Province, China, before and after the introduction of a bivalent H5/H7 vaccine in poultry. The vaccine ...
Euro Surveill. 2018;23(43):pii=1700732. Influenza vaccine effectiveness in reducing severe outcomes over six influenza seasons, a case-case analysis, Spain, 2010/11 to 2015/16. Godoy Pere, Romero Arantxa, Soldevila Núria, Torn. Abstract
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Introduction When influenza vaccination is ineffective in preventing influenza virus infection, it may still reduce the severity of influenza-associated disease. Here, we estimate the effect of influenza ...
Teirlinck AC, et al. The incidence of symptomatic infection with influenza virus in the Netherlands 2011/2012 through 2016/2017, estimated using Bayesian evidence synthesis. Epidemiol Infect. 2018 Oct 23:1-6. Abstract
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Due to differences in the circulation of influenza viruses, distribution and antigenic drift of A subtypes and B lineages, and susceptibility to infection in the population, the incidence of symptomatic ...
Gong YN, Kuo RL, Chen GW, Shih SR. Centennial review of influenza in Taiwan. Biomed J. 2018 Aug;41(4):234-241.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 24, 2018 from Biomed J. 2018 Aug;41(4):234-241. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30348266)
The history of influenza in Taiwan can be traced up to the 1918 H1N1 Spanish flu pandemic, followed by several others including the 1957 H2N2, 1968 H3N2, and the 2009 new H1N1. A couple of avian influenza ...
Pillsbury AJ, et al. Active surveillance of 2017 seasonal influenza vaccine safety: an observational cohort study of individuals aged 6 months and older in Australia. BMJ Open. 2018 Oct 18;8(10):e023263.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 21, 2018 from BMJ Open. 2018 Oct 18;8(10):e023263. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30341132)
OBJECTIVE: To actively solicit adverse events experienced in the days following immunisation with quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine using Australia's near real-time, participant-based vaccine ...
Bartsch SM, et al. Epidemiologic and economic impact of pharmacies as vaccination locations during an influenza epidemic. Vaccine. 2018 Oct 5.. Abstract
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INTRODUCTION: During an influenza epidemic, where early vaccination is crucial, pharmacies may be a resource to increase vaccine distribution reach and capacity.METHODS: We utilized an agent-based model ...
Chen P, Chen E, Chen L, Zhou XJ, Liu R. Detecting early-warning signals of influenza outbreak based on dynamic network marker. J Cell Mol Med. 2018 Oct 19.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 21, 2018 from J Cell Mol Med. 2018 Oct 19. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30338927)
The seasonal outbreaks of influenza infection cause globally respiratory illness, or even death in all age groups. Given early-warning signals preceding the influenza outbreak, timely intervention such ...
Ali ST, Cowling BJ, Lau EHY, Fang VJ, Leung GM.. Mitigation of Influenza B Epidemic with School Closures, Hong Kong, 2018. Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Nov;24(11):2071-2073. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 21, 2018 from Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Nov;24(11):2071-2073 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30334723)
In winter 2018, schools in Hong Kong were closed 1 week before the scheduled Chinese New Year holiday to mitigate an influenza B virus epidemic. The intervention occurred after the epidemic peak and reduced ...
Zhang Y, et al. Hospitalizations for Influenza-Associated Severe Acute Respiratory Infection, Beijing, China, 2014~2016. Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Nov;24(11):2098-2102. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 21, 2018 from Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Nov;24(11):2098-2102 (via https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/24/11/17-1410_article)
We analyzed surveillance data for 2 sentinel hospitals to estimate the influenza-associated severe acute respiratory infection hospitalization rate in Beijing, China. The rate was 39 and 37 per 100,000 ...
Tokars JI, Rolfes MA, Foppa IM, Reed C. An evaluation and update of methods for estimating the number of influenza cases averted by vaccination in the United States. Vaccine. 2018 Oct 13. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 18, 2018 from Vaccine. 2018 Oct 13 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30327213)
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the public health benefit of yearly influenza vaccinations, CDC estimates the number of influenza cases and hospitalizations averted by vaccine. Available input data on cases ...
Geneviève LD, et al. Research Ethics in the European Influenzanet Consortium: Scoping Review. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2018 Oct 10;4(4):e67.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 18, 2018 from JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2018 Oct 10;4(4):e67. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30305258)
BACKGROUND: Influenzanet was launched in several European countries to monitor influenza-like illness during flu seasons with the help of volunteering participants and Web-based technologies. As in the ...
Barr IG, et al. Cell culture-derived influenza vaccines in the severe 2017-2018 epidemic season: a step towards improved influenza vaccine effectiveness. NPJ Vaccines. 2018 Oct 9;3:44. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 18, 2018 from NPJ Vaccines. 2018 Oct 9;3:44 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30323955)
The 2017-2018 seasonal influenza epidemics were severe in the US and Australia where the A(H3N2) subtype viruses predominated. Although circulating A(H3N2) viruses did not differ antigenically from that ...
Tsujimura K, et al. Effect of Influenza Vaccine in Patients With Kidney Transplant. Transplant Proc. 2018 Oct;50(8):2443-2446.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 17, 2018 from Transplant Proc. 2018 Oct;50(8):2443-2446. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30316375)
BACKGROUND: Among infectious diseases, influenza is the most common cause of infection in Japan and worldwide. We aimed to evaluate the effect of influenza vaccination in kidney transplantation (KTx) recipients.METHODS: ...
Retkute R, et al. Dynamics of the 2004 avian influenza H5N1 outbreak in Thailand: The role of duck farming, sequential model fitting and control. Prev Vet Med. 2018 Nov 1;159:171-181. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 17, 2018 from Prev Vet Med. 2018 Nov 1;159:171-181 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30314780)
The Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) subtype H5N1 virus persists in many countries and has been circulating in poultry, wild birds. In addition, the virus has emerged in other species and frequent ...
Macdonald-Laurs E, et al. CSF neopterin, a useful biomarker in children presenting with influenza associated encephalopathy?. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2018 Sep 28.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 17, 2018 from Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2018 Sep 28. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30316638)
PURPOSE: Neurological complications of influenza cause significant disease in children. Central nervous system inflammation, the presumed mechanism of influenza-associated encephalopathy, is difficult ...
Fox J, Barbour S, Junco SJ. Central nervous system laboratory-confirmed influenza meningo-encephalitis treated with peramivir. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2018 Oct;52(4):517-518.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 17, 2018 from Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2018 Oct;52(4):517-518. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30318059)
Influenza-associated meningo-encephalitis (IAE) is a rare complication of influenza. The optimal therapy is not known, and oseltamivir has limited central nervous system (CNS) penetration. We report a ...
Sasaki E, et al. Establishment of a novel safety assessment method for vaccine adjuvant development. Vaccine. 2018 Oct 11. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 17, 2018 from Vaccine. 2018 Oct 11 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30318166)
Vaccines effectively prevent infectious diseases. Many types of vaccines against various pathogens that threaten humans are currently in widespread use. Recently, adjuvant adaptation has been attempted ...
Zimmer C, Leuba SI, Yaesoubi R, Cohen T. Use of daily Internet search query data improves real-time projections of influenza epidemics. J R Soc Interface. 2018 Oct 10;15(147).. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 15, 2018 from J R Soc Interface. 2018 Oct 10;15(147). (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30305417)
Seasonal influenza causes millions of illnesses and tens of thousands of deaths per year in the USA alone. While the morbidity and mortality associated with influenza is substantial each year, the timing ...
Sun X, et al. Risk assessment of fifth-wave H7N9 influenza A viruses in mammalian models. J Virol. 2018 Oct 10.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 15, 2018 from J Virol. 2018 Oct 10. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30305359)
The fifth-wave of the H7N9 influenza epidemic in China was distinguished by a sudden increase in human infections, an extended geographic distribution, and the emergence of highly pathogenic avian influenza ...
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