Piroth L, Cottenet J, Mariet AS, Bonniaud P, Blot. Comparison of the characteristics, morbidity, and mortality of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza: a nationwide, population-based retrospective cohort study. Lancet Respir Med. 2020 Dec 17:S2213-2600(20)30527. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 22, 2020 from Lancet Respir Med. 2020 Dec 17:S2213-2600(20)30527 (via https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2)
Background: To date, influenza epidemics have been considered suitable for use as a model for the COVID-19 epidemic, given that they are respiratory diseases with similar modes of transmission. However, ...
Lau SY, Cheng W, Yu Z, Mohammad KN, Wang MH, Zee B. Independent association between meteorological factors, PM2.5, and seasonal influenza activity in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2020 Dec 20. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 22, 2020 from Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2020 Dec 20 (via https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/irv.12829)
Background: Due to variations in climatic conditions, the effects of meteorological factors and PM2.5 on influenza activity, particularly in subtropical regions, vary in existing literature. In this study, ...
Young-Xu Y, Smith J, Mahmud SM, Van Aalst R, Thomm. Laboratory-confirmed influenza infection and acute myocardial infarction among United States senior Veterans. PLoS One. 2020 Dec 11;15(12):e0243248. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 13, 2020 from PLoS One. 2020 Dec 11;15(12):e0243248 (via https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal)
Background: Previous studies established an association between laboratory-confirmed influenza infection (LCI) and hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) but not causality. We aimed to explore ...
Potter BI, Kondor R, Hadfield J, Huddleston J, Bar. Evolution and rapid spread of a reassortant A(H3N2) virus that predominated the 2017~2018 influenza season. Virus Evol. 2019 Dec 4;5(2):vez046. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 8, 2020 from Virus Evol. 2019 Dec 4;5(2):vez046 (via https://academic.oup.com/ve/article/5/2/vez046/5651259)
The 2017-2018 North American influenza season caused more hospitalizations and deaths than any year since the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. The majority of recorded influenza infections were caused by A(H3N2) viruses, ...
Howland RE, Cowan NR, Wang SS, Moss ML, Glied S. Public transportation and transmission of viral respiratory disease: Evidence from influenza deaths in 121 cities in the United States. PLoS One. 2020 Dec 1;15(12):e0242990. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 2, 2020 from PLoS One. 2020 Dec 1;15(12):e0242990 (via https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal)
One important concern around the spread of respiratory infectious diseases has been the contribution of public transportation, a space where people are in close contact with one another and with high-use ...
Bashashati M, Chung DH, Fallah Mehrabadi MH, Lee. Evolution of H9N2 avian influenza viruses in Iran, 2017~2019. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2020 Dec 1. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 2, 2020 from Transbound Emerg Dis. 2020 Dec 1 (via https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tbed.13944)
Since its first detection in 1998, avian influenza virus (AIV) subtype H9N2 has been enzootic in Iran. To better understand the evolutionary history of H9N2 viruses in Iran, we sequenced 15 currently circulating ...
Wang Y, Zhong W, Salam A, Tarning J, Zhan Q, Huang. Phase 2a, open-label, dose-escalating, multi-center pharmacokinetic study of favipiravir (T-705) in combination with oseltamivir in patients with severe influenza. EBioMedicine. 2020 Nov 21;62:103125. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 26, 2020 from EBioMedicine. 2020 Nov 21;62:103125 (via https://www.thelancet.com/journals/ebiom/article/PIIS2352-39)
Background: The pharmacokinetics and appropriate dose regimens of favipiravir are unknown in hospitalized influenza patients; such data are also needed to determine dosage selection for favipiravir trials ...
Li X, Liang Z, Gan J, Lu L.. Epidemic situation of the complex seasonality of imported Influenza A and B virus transmission in Guangxi ports of China. Turk J Med Sci. 2020 Nov 25. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 26, 2020 from Turk J Med Sci. 2020 Nov 25 (via https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33237658/)
Background/aim: Analysis of the characteristics of influenza virus in imported cases in Guangxi Province of China.Methods: Throat swabs of imported cases with influenza-like symptoms were detected by real-time ...
Zhu G, Kang M, Wei X, Tang T, Liu T, Xiao J, Song. Different intervention strategies toward live poultry markets against avian influenza A (H7N9) virus: model-based assessment. Environ Res. 2020 Nov 18:110465. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 24, 2020 from Environ Res. 2020 Nov 18:110465 (via https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S00139)
Background: Different interventions targeting live poultry markets (LPMs) are applied in China for controlling avian influenza A (H7N9), including LPM closure and "1110" policy (i.e., daily cleaning, weekly ...
Qi Y, Wang H, Guo W, Liu C, Zhao L, Gu Y, Li S, Ch. Surveillance of multiple subtype specific antibodies against avian influenza viruses among egg yolk in wild ducks from northeast China, 2017~2019. Microb Pathog. 2020 Nov 18:104618. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 24, 2020 from Microb Pathog. 2020 Nov 18:104618 (via https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S08824)
Over the past decade, various avian influenza viruses have been isolated from wild ducks found in the northeast of China. To monitor the prevalence of multiple subtype specific AIVs antibodies, 1705 wild ...
Chung DH, Gomez DR, Vargas JM, Amador BL, Torchett. Low Pathogenicity Avian Influenza (H5N2) Viruses, Dominican Republic. Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 Dec;26(12):3094-3096. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 22, 2020 from Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 Dec;26(12):3094-3096 (via https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/12/20-0268_article)
Low pathogenicity avian influenza (H5N2) virus was detected in poultry in the Dominican Republic in 2007 and re-emerged in 2017. Whole-genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis show introduction of an ...
Jiang Y, Ye Z, Chen D, Shu Y. Dual influenza and pneumococcal vaccination was associated with lower short-term risks of all-cause and acute respiratory hospitalizations among the elderly in Shenzhen, China: a retrospective cohort. Emerg Microbes Infect . 2020 Nov 20;1-0. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 22, 2020 from Emerg Microbes Infect . 2020 Nov 20;1-0 (via https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/22221751.2020.1)
Objectives The present study aimed to evaluate the real-world effectiveness of receiving both influenza and pneumococcal vaccines among Chinese elderly, the evidence on which has been sparse by far. Methods ...
Liu Y, Wang Y, Liu B, Cong X, Ji Y, Guo X, Gao Y. Phylogenetic analysis and clinical characteristics of the co-occurring mutations in HA and NA genes of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 viruses during 2015-2017 in Beijing, China. Virol J. 2020 Nov 19;17(1):182.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 22, 2020 from Virol J. 2020 Nov 19;17(1):182. (via https://virologyj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12985-)
Background: Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 viruses have undergone rapid evolution, and in recent years the complementary and antagonistic effects of HA and NA have gathered more attentions; however, the effects ...
Melidou A, Pereyaslov D, Hungnes O, Prosenc K, Alm. Virological surveillance of influenza viruses in the WHO European Region in 2019/20 - impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Euro Surveill. 2020 Nov;25(46). Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 22, 2020 from Euro Surveill. 2020 Nov;25(46) (via https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.E)
The COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted the 2019/20 WHO European Region influenza surveillance. Compared with previous 4-year averages, antigenic and genetic characterisations decreased by 17% (3,140 ...
Nasamran C, Janetanakit T, Chiyawong S, Boonyapisi. Persistence of pdm2009-H1N1 internal genes of swine influenza in pigs, Thailand. Sci Rep. 2020 Nov 16;10(1):19847. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 19, 2020 from Sci Rep. 2020 Nov 16;10(1):19847 (via https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-76771-2)
Swine influenza is one of the important zoonotic diseases of pigs. We conducted a longitudinal survey of swine influenza A viruses (S-IAV) circulating in a pig farm with history of endemic S-IAV infection ...
Speake HA, Pereira G, Regan AK. Risk of adverse maternal and foetal outcomes associated with inactivated influenza vaccination in first trimester of pregnancy. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2020 Nov 5. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 9, 2020 from Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2020 Nov 5 (via https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ppe.12715)
Background: In many countries, influenza vaccination is routinely recommended during any stage of pregnancy, yet uptake remains low, particularly in the first trimester. This is thought to be due to maternal ...
Zaraket H, Hurt AC, Clinch B, Barr I, Lee N. Burden of influenza B virus infection and considerations for clinical management. Antiviral Res. 2020 Nov 4:104970. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 9, 2020 from Antiviral Res. 2020 Nov 4:104970 (via https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S01663)
Influenza B viruses cause significant morbidity and mortality, particularly in children, but the awareness of their impact is often less than influenza A viruses partly due to their lack of pandemic potential. ...
Igboh LS, McMorrow M, Tempia S, Emukule GO, Talla. Influenza surveillance capacity improvements in Africa during 2011-2017. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2020 Nov 4. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 7, 2020 from Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2020 Nov 4 (via https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/irv.12818)
Background: Influenza surveillance helps time prevention and control interventions especially where complex seasonal patterns exist. We assessed influenza surveillance sustainability in Africa where influenza ...
Alnaeem AA, Al-Shabeb A, Hemida MG. Evaluation of the immune status of birds and domestic and companion animals for the influenza A virus in Eastern Saudi Arabia. Vet World. 2020 Sep;13(9):1966-1969. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 3, 2020 from Vet World. 2020 Sep;13(9):1966-1969 (via http://www.veterinaryworld.org/Vol.13/September-2020/30.html)
Background and aim: Influenza type A virus infections are still one of the major concerns for the health of humans and various species of domestic and companion animals. Wild birds play an essential role ...
Perez-Vilar S, Hu M, Weintraub E, Arya D, Lufkin B. Guillain-Barré Syndrome After High-Dose Influenza Vaccine Administration in the United States, 2018-2019 Season. J Infect Dis. 2020 Nov 2:jiaa543. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 3, 2020 from J Infect Dis. 2020 Nov 2:jiaa543 (via https://academic.oup.com/jid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/inf)
Background: The Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) identified a statistical signal for an increased risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) in days 1-42 after 2018-2019 high-dose influenza vaccine (IIV3-HD) administration. ...
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