Ang LW, Cui L, Mak TM, Ng Y, Leo YS, Lee VJ. Differential age-specific distribution of influenza virus types and subtypes in tropical Singapore, 2011-2017. J Med Virol. 2019 Mar 30.. Abstract
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Surveillance and reporting of epidemiological features of seasonal influenza mostly are aggregates across all-ages. We investigated age-specific differences in distribution of influenza virus (sub)types ...
Honce R, Schultz-Cherry S. Influenza in obese travellers: increased risk and complications, decreased vaccine effectiveness. J Travel Med. 2019 Apr 1. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 31, 2019 from J Travel Med. 2019 Apr 1 (via https://academic.oup.com/jtm/advance-article-abstract/doi/10)
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a worldwide epidemic and was empirically shown to increase the risk of developing severe influenza virus infection. As international travel becomes more common and obesity is now ...
Yeh LT, et al. Association of Consecutive Influenza Vaccinations and Pneumonia: A Population-Based Case-Control Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Mar 26;16(6). Abstract
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The purpose of this study was to investigate whether individuals receiving influenza vaccines have a lower risk of pneumonia. A nationwide population-based case-control study was conducted using data from ...
Ni YN, Chen G, Sun J, Liang BM, Liang ZA. The effect of corticosteroids on mortality of patients with influenza pneumonia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Crit Care. 2019 Mar 27;23(1):99.. Abstract
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BACKGROUND: The effect of corticosteroids on clinical outcomes in patients with influenza pneumonia remains controversial. We aimed to further evaluate the influence of corticosteroids on mortality in ...
Ning S, Yang S, Kou SC. Accurate regional influenza epidemics tracking using Internet search data. Sci Rep. 2019 Mar 27;9(1):5238.. Abstract
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Accurate, high-resolution tracking of influenza epidemics at the regional level helps public health agencies make informed and proactive decisions, especially in the face of outbreaks. Internet users' ...
Derrar F, et al. Influenza surveillance during the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons in algeria. J Med Virol. 2019 Mar 25.. Abstract
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We report the activity and circulation of influenza viruses in Algeria during four influenza seasons, from a national surveillance study carried out from 2009-2010 to 2012-2013. A total of 2,766 samples ...
Walaza S, et al. The Impact of Influenza and Tuberculosis Interaction on Mortality Among Individuals Aged ≥15 Years Hospitalized With Severe Respiratory Illness in South Africa, 2010-2016.. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Mar 19;6(3):ofz020.. Abstract
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Background: Data on the prevalence and impact of influenza-tuberculosis coinfection on clinical outcomes from high-HIV and -tuberculosis burden settings are limited. We explored the impact of influenza ...
Chen S, et al. Predicting Temporal Propagation of Seasonal Influenza Using Improved Gaussian Process Model. J Biomed Inform. 2019 Mar 21:103144.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 26, 2019 from J Biomed Inform. 2019 Mar 21:103144. (via https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S153204641)
Influenza rapidly spreads in seasonal epidemics and imposes a considerable economic burden on hospitals and other healthcare costs. Thus, predicting the propagation of influenza accurately is crucial in ...
Abubakar A, et al. Pandemic influenza preparedness (PIP) framework: Progress challenges in improving influenza preparedness response capacities in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 2014-2017. J Infect Public Health. 2019 Mar 21. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 26, 2019 from J Infect Public Health. 2019 Mar 21 (via https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S187603411)
Influenza viruses with pandemic potential have been detected in humans in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. The Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework aims to improve the sharing of influenza ...
Jiang W, et al. Prevalence of H7N9 subtype avian influenza viruses in poultry in China, 2013-2018. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2019 Mar 23. Abstract
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H7N9 subtype avian influenza viruses (AIV) circulating in China over recent years have had an enormous impact on public health and economy. During the period between November 2016 and April 2017, an increase ...
El Guerche-Séblain C, et al. Epidemiology and timing of seasonal influenza epidemics in the Asia-Pacific region, 2010-2017: implications for influenza vaccination programs. BMC Public Health. 2019 Mar 21;19(1):331. Abstract
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BACKGROUND: Description of the epidemiology of influenza is needed to inform influenza vaccination policy. Here we examined influenza virus circulation in countries in the Asia-Pacific region and compared ...
Niakan Kalhori SR, Ghazisaeedi M, Azizi R, et al. Studying the influence of mass media and environmental factors on influenza virus transmission in the US Midwest. Public Health. 2019 Mar 19;170:17-22. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 24, 2019 from Public Health. 2019 Mar 19;170:17-22 (via https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S003335061)
OBJECTIVES: Disease burden and high financial cost of seasonal influenza emphasize the importance of studying the epidemics transmission dynamics. Our aim in this article is to extend the Susceptible Exposed ...
Gandhi-Banga S, et al. Enhanced passive safety surveillance of three marketed influenza vaccines in the UK and the Republic of Ireland during the 2017/18 season. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2019 Mar 21.. Abstract
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Safety surveillance is required for each season's influenza vaccines to rapidly detect and evaluate potential new safety concerns before the peak period of immunization. Here we report the results of an ...
Wang Y, et al. Comparative Outcomes of Adults Hospitalized With Seasonal Influenza A or B Virus Infection: Application of the 7-Category Ordinal Scale. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Feb 15;6(3):ofz053. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 23, 2019 from Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Feb 15;6(3):ofz053 (via https://academic.oup.com/ofid/article/6/3/ofz053/5320627)
Background: The objective of this study was to investigate the difference in disease severity between influenza A and B among hospitalized adults using a novel ordinal scale and existing clinical outcome ...
Peng C, Hou G, Li J, Cheng S, Wang S, Yi Y,. Isolation and characterization of a novel H7N8 avian influenza virus from domestic ducks in Central China in 2017. Virus Genes. 2019 Mar 20. Abstract
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In 2017, an H7N8 avian influenza virus (AIV) was isolated from a domestic duck from a farm in Central China. Sequences analysis showed that this strain received its genes from H7, H1, H2, H3, H5, and H6 ...
Dalcin D, Kwong JC. High-dose influenza vaccination. CMAJ. 2019 Mar 18;191(11):E313. Abstract
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High-dose trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (HD-TIV) contains 60 μg of hemagglutinin per strain, whereas standard-dose vaccines (SD-TIV) contain 15 μg. Given the burden of influenza A subtype H3N2 ...
Ma C, et al. Avian influenza A (H9N2) virus infections among poultry workers, swine workers, and the general population in Beijing, China, 2013-2016: A serological cohort study. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2019 Mar 18. Abstract
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BACKGROUND: Few studies have reported on the seroprevalence of antibodies against avian influenza A (H9N2) virus and the incidence of these infections in the northern China and among swine workers.METHODS: ...
Abed Y, Fage C, Lagüe P, Carbonneau J, Papenburg J. Reduced Susceptibility to Neuraminidase Inhibitors in Influenza B Isolate, Canada. Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 Apr;25(4):838-840. Abstract
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We identified an influenza B isolate harboring a Gly407Ser neuraminidase substitution in an immunocompromised patient in Canada before antiviral therapy. This mutation mediated reduced susceptibility to ...
Moss R, et al. Anatomy of a seasonal influenza epidemic forecast. Commun Dis Intell (2018). 2019 Mar 15;43. Abstract
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Bayesian methods have been used to predict the timing of infectious disease epidemics in various settings and for many infectious diseases, including seasonal influenza. But integrating these techniques ...
Voigt EA, et al. Sex Differences in Older Adults´ Immune Responses to Seasonal Influenza Vaccination. Front Immunol. 2019 Feb 27;10:180.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 19, 2019 from Front Immunol. 2019 Feb 27;10:180. (via https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fimmu.2019.0018)
Background: Sex differences in immune responses to influenza vaccine may impact efficacy across populations. Methods: In a cohort of 138 older adults (50-74 years old), we measured influenza A/H1N1 antibody ...
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