van Asten L, et al. Estimating severity of influenza epidemics from severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) in intensive care units. Crit Care. 2018 Dec 19;22(1):351. Abstract
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BACKGROUND: While influenza-like-illness (ILI) surveillance is well-organized at primary care level in Europe, few data are available on more severe cases. With retrospective data from intensive care units ...
Wu T, Perrings C. The live poultry trade and the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza: Regional differences between Europe, West Africa, and Southeast Asia. PLoS One. 2018 Dec 19;13(12):e0208197.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 21, 2018 from PLoS One. 2018 Dec 19;13(12):e0208197. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30566454)
In the past two decades, avian influenzas have posed an increasing international threat to human and livestock health. In particular, highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 has spread across Asia, Africa, ...
Bischoff WE, et al. How well do N95 respirators protect healthcare providers against aerosolized influenza virus?. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Dec 18:1-3.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 20, 2018 from Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Dec 18:1-3. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30558691)
N95 respirator masks are recommended for protection against respiratory viruses. Despite passing fit-testing 10% of N95 respirator users encountered breakthroughs with exposure to influenza virus compared ...
Ali M, et al. Avian Influenza A(H9N2) Virus in Poultry Worker, Pakistan, 2015. Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 Jan;25(1):136-139. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 20, 2018 from Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 Jan;25(1):136-139 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30561309)
Avian influenza A(H9N2) virus isolated from a poultry worker in Pakistan in 2015 was closely related to viruses detected in poultry farms. Observed mutations in the hemagglutinin related to receptor-binding ...
Liu WJ, et al. Clinical, immunological and bacteriological characteristics of H7N9 patients nosocomially co-infected by Acinetobacter Baumannii: a case control study. BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Dec 14;18(1):664. Abstract
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BACKGROUND: Bacterial co-infection of patients suffering from influenza pneumonia is a key element that increases morbidity and mortality. The occurrence of Acinetobacter baumannii co-infection in patients ...
Oshansky CM, et al. Safety and immunogenicity of influenza A(H5N1) vaccine stored up to twelve years in the National Pre-Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Stockpile (NPIVS). Vaccine. 2018 Dec 12. Abstract
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BACKGROUND: As part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Pandemic Influenza Plan preparedness and response strategy, the National Pre-Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Stockpile (NPIVS) program ...
Ma MJ, Yang Y, Fang LQ. Highly Pathogenic Avian H7N9 Influenza Viruses: Recent Challenges. Trends Microbiol. 2018 Dec 12. Abstract
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Novel highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H7N9 viruses of the fifth epidemic wave infect humans and poultry. Recently, HPAI H7N9 viruses have evolved into different subtypes and genotypes, exhibited ...
Li Y, Wang Y, Shen C, Huang J, Kang J, et al. Closure of live bird markets leads to the spread of H7N9 influenza in China. PLoS One. 2018 Dec 12;13(12):e0208884. Abstract
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Following the emergence of H7N9 influenza in March 2013, local animal and public health authorities in China have been closing live bird markets as a measure to try to control the H7N9 influenza epidemic. ...
Cohen C, et al. Household transmission of seasonal influenza from HIV-infected and -uninfected individuals in South Africa, 2013~2014. J Infect Dis. 2018 Dec 12. Abstract
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Background: Differential transmission from HIV-infected compared to HIV-uninfected individuals may impact influenza burden. We estimated the household secondary infection risk (SIR) and serial interval ...
Koul PA, Potdar V, Showkat M, Mir H, Chadha MS. Influenza B in a temperate region of northern India 2010~2016: co-circulation of the two lineages with northern hemispherical seasonality. Virusdisease. 2018 Dec;29(4):553-559. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 14, 2018 from Virusdisease. 2018 Dec;29(4):553-559 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30539062)
Scant data exist about the epidemiology of influenza B in India. We set out to address the epidemiology of influenza B in a temperate region of northern India from 2010 to 2016. Outpatient and inpatient ...
Wang SJ, Liu XW, Shen X, Hua XG, Cui L. Epidemiological and molecular analysis of avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in Shanghai, China, 2013~2017. Infect Drug Resist. 2018 Nov 22;11:2411-2424.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 14, 2018 from Infect Drug Resist. 2018 Nov 22;11:2411-2424. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30538508)
Background: Human infections with a novel avian influenza A virus (H7N9) were reported in Shanghai municipality, China, at the beginning of 2013. High-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H7N9 virus emerged ...
Jeong JH, et al. Preclinical evaluation of the efficacy of an H5N8 vaccine candidate (IDCDC-RG43A) in mouse and ferret models for pandemic preparedness. Vaccine. 2018 Nov 27. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 13, 2018 from Vaccine. 2018 Nov 27 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30502069)
Because H5N1 influenza viruses continuously threaten the public health, the WHO has prepared various clades of H5N1 mock-up vaccines as one of the measures for pandemic preparedness. The recent worldwide ...
Qiang X, Kou Z. Predicting interspecies transmission of avian influenza virus based on wavelet packet decomposition. Comput Biol Chem. 2018 Dec 1.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 13, 2018 from Comput Biol Chem. 2018 Dec 1. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30528510)
Using wavelet packet decomposition, the energy coefficients in the fifth level of viral protein sequences were achieved to predict interspecies transmission. Since avian-origin influenza viruses could ...
Zhang J, et al. Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Model Based on Poultry Transport Network in China. Comput Math Methods Med. 2018 Nov 4;2018:7383170. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 13, 2018 from Comput Math Methods Med. 2018 Nov 4;2018:7383170 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30532797)
In order to analyze the spread of avian influenza A (H7N9), we construct an avian influenza transmission model from poultry (including poultry farm, backyard poultry farm, live-poultry wholesale market, ...
Pu Z, et al. Potential Pandemic of H7N9 Avian Influenza A Virus in Human. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2018 Nov 23;8:414. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 13, 2018 from Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2018 Nov 23;8:414 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30533399)
Since 2013, the H7N9 avian influenza A virus (AIV) has caused human infections and to the extent of now surpassing H5N1. This raises an alarm about the potential of H7N9 to become a pandemic problem. Our ...
Verger P, et al. Trends in seasonal influenza vaccine coverage of target groups in France, 2006/07 to 2015/16: Impact of recommendations and 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic. Euro Surveill. 2018 Nov;23(48).. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 9, 2018 from Euro Surveill. 2018 Nov;23(48). (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30514414)
Background and aimsSeasonal influenza vaccination (SIV) uptake (SIVU) rates in France are below target. We (i) describe trends in French SIVU over 10 consecutive seasons among different target groups and ...
Graaf A, et al. A viral race for primacy: co-infection of a natural pair of low and highly pathogenic H7N7 avian influenza viruses in chickens and embryonated chicken eggs. Emerg Microbes Infect. 2018 Dec 5;7(1):204. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 9, 2018 from Emerg Microbes Infect. 2018 Dec 5;7(1):204 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30514922)
Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAIV) infection in poultry caused devastating mortality and economic losses. HPAIV of subtypes H5 and H7 emerge from precursor viruses of low pathogenicity (LP) ...
He W, et al. Emergence and adaptation of H3N2 canine influenza virus from avian influenza virus: An overlooked role of dogs in interspecies transmission. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2018 Dec 6.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 9, 2018 from Transbound Emerg Dis. 2018 Dec 6. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30520554)
H3N2 CIV originated from avian species and emerged in dogs in Asia around 2005 where it became enzootic before reaching the USA in 2015. To investigate the key aspects of the evolution of H3N2 CIV regarding ...
Upadhyay BP, et al. Etiology of Coinfections in Children with Influenza during 2015/16 Winter Season in Nepal. Int J Microbiol. 2018 Oct 28;2018:8945142. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 6, 2018 from Int J Microbiol. 2018 Oct 28;2018:8945142 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30510579)
Acute respiratory infections (ARIs) are one of the major public health problems in developing countries like Nepal. Besides the influenza, several other pathogens are responsible for acute respiratory ...
Sanyal M, et al. Diminished B-cell response after repeat influenza vaccination. J Infect Dis. 2018 Nov 28.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 4, 2018 from J Infect Dis. 2018 Nov 28. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30496437)
Annual vaccination with influenza vaccines is recommended for protection against influenza in the United States. Past clinical studies and meta-analysis, however, have reported conflicting results on the ...
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