Shan X, Lai S, Liao H, Li Z, Lan Y, Yang W. The epidemic potential of avian influenza A (H7N9) virus in humans in mainland China: A two-stage risk analysis. PLoS One. 2019 Apr 19;14(4):e0215857. Abstract
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BACKGROUND: From 2013 to 2017, more than one thousand avian influenza A (H7N9) confirmed cases with hundreds of deaths were reported in mainland China. To identify priorities for epidemic prevention and ...
Albaker A, Soder C, Top KA. Acute encephalopathy associated with influenza infection: Case report and review of the literature. Paediatr Child Health. 2019 May;24(2):122-124. Abstract
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Influenza has been associated with neurological complications. We describe the case of a toddler who presented with symptoms and signs of acute encephalopathy and hydrocephalus. Neuroimaging demonstrated ...
Guinat C, et al. Duck production systems and highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in France, 2016-2017. Sci Rep. 2019 Apr 16;9(1):6177. Abstract
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In winter 2016-2017, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N8 virus spread across Europe, causing unprecedented epizootics. France was massively affected, resulting in the culling of over 6 million ...
Gentile A, et al. Influenza in Latin America: A report from the Global Influenza Initiative (GII). Vaccine. 2019 Apr 8. pii: S0264-410X(19)30436-0. Abstract
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The Global Influenza Initiative (GII) is a global expert group that aims to raise acceptance and uptake of influenza vaccines globally and provides recommendations and strategies to address challenges ...
Zhou L, et al. H3N2 canine influenza virus and Enterococcus faecalis coinfection in dogs in China. BMC Vet Res. 2019 Apr 11;15(1):113. Abstract
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BACKGROUND: In May 2017, 17 dogs in a German Shepherd breeding kennel in northern China developed respiratory clinical signs. The owner treated the dogs with an intravenous injection of Shuang-Huang-lian, ...
Lee HS, et al. Identification of influenza C virus in young South Korean children, from October 2013 to September 2016. J Clin Virol. 2019 Mar 27;115:47-52.. Abstract
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BACKGROUND: Influenza C virus has been largely neglected, compared to influenza A orB viruses, and is not routinely tested in clinical practices. However, several studies have indicated that influenza ...
Lytras Theodore, Pantavou Katerina, Mouratidou Eli. Mortality attributable to seasonal influenza in Greece, 2013 to 2017: variation by type/subtype and age, and a possible harvesting effect. Euro Surveill. 2019;24(14):pii=1800118. Abstract
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Introduction Estimating the contribution of influenza to excess mortality in the population presents substantial methodological challenges.Aim In a modelling study we combined environmental, epidemiological ...
Gharieb R, Mohamed M, Khalil A, Ali A. Influenza A viruses in birds and humans: Prevalence, molecular characterization, zoonotic significance and risk factors´ assessment in poultry farms. Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. 2019 Apr;63:51-. Abstract
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This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of influenza A viruses in birds and humans residing in the same localities of Sharkia Province, Egypt and the risk factors' assessment in poultry farms. A ...
Xu B, Tian H, Sabel CE, Xu B. Impacts of Road Traffic Network and Socioeconomic Factors on the Diffusion of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) in Mainland China. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Apr 5;16(7).. Abstract
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The 2009 pandemic influenza virus caused the majority of the influenza A virus infections in China in 2009. It arrived in several Chinese cities from imported cases and then spread as people travelled ...
Parrish CR, Voorhees IEH. H3N8 and H3N2 Canine Influenza Viruses: Understanding These New Viruses in Dogs. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2019 Apr 4. Abstract
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Two different influenza A viruses have infected and spread among dogs since 2000, and both have been widespread in dogs in North America. The H3N8 canine influenza virus arose in the United States as a ...
Matthew J Memoli, et al. Influenza A Reinfection in Sequential Human Challenge: Implications for Protective Immunity and ‘Universal’ Vaccine Development. Clinical Infectious Diseases, ciz281. Abstract
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BackgroundIdentification of correlates of protection against human influenza A virus infection is important in development of broadly protective (“universal”) influenza vaccines. Certain assumptions underlie ...
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
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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
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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
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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 ...
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