Souty C, et al. Influenza epidemics observed in primary care from 1984 to 2017 in France: a decrease of epidemic size over time. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2018 Nov 14.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 17, 2018 from Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2018 Nov 14. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30428158)
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological analysis of past influenza epidemics remains essential to understand the evolution of the disease and optimize control and prevention strategies. Here, we aimed to use data ...
Butler AM, et al. Assessing Residual Bias in Estimating Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness: Comparison of High-dose Versus Standard-dose Vaccines. Med Care. 2018 Nov 12.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 15, 2018 from Med Care. 2018 Nov 12. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30422840)
BACKGROUND: Estimating influenza vaccine effectiveness using an unvaccinated comparison group may result in biased effect estimates.OBJECTIVES: To explore the reduction of confounding bias in an active ...
Shang M, et al. Influenza vaccine effectiveness among patients with high-risk medical conditions in the United States, 2012~2016. Vaccine. 2018 Nov 9. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 15, 2018 from Vaccine. 2018 Nov 9 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30420119)
BACKGROUND: Annual influenza vaccination has been recommended for persons with high-risk conditions since the 1960s. However, few estimates of influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) for persons with high-risk ...
Kang HR, Lee EK, Kim WJ, Shin JY. Risk of neuropsychiatric adverse events associated with the use of oseltamivir: a nationwide population-based case-crossover study. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2018 Nov 12. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 15, 2018 from J Antimicrob Chemother. 2018 Nov 12 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30418537)
Background: Although the potential risk of neuropsychiatric adverse events (NPAEs) upon administration of oseltamivir has been raised in case reports, the association between the use of oseltamivir and ...
Wilcox CR, et al. Determinants of Influenza and Pertussis Vaccination Uptake in Pregnancy: A Multi-Centre Questionnaire Study of Pregnant Women and Healthcare Professionals. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 Nov 9. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 15, 2018 from Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 Nov 9 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30418358)
INTRODUCTION: Uptake rates of antenatal vaccination remain suboptimal. Our aims were to determine: (1) the acceptability of routine vaccination among pregnant women, (2) the confidence of maternity healthcare ...
Munoz FM, et al. Safety and immunogenicity of seasonal trivalent inactivated influenza vaccines in pregnant women. Vaccine. 2018 Nov 8. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 15, 2018 from Vaccine. 2018 Nov 8 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30416018)
BACKGROUND: In the United States, seasonal inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) is recommended for pregnant women; however, in early 2009, immunization rates were low, partly due to limited prospective ...
Dr?g?nescu A, et al. The influenza season 2016/17 in Bucharest, Romania - surveillance data and clinical characteristics of patients with influenza-like illness admitted to a tertiary infectious diseases hospital. Braz J Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 31. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 7, 2018 from Braz J Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 31 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30391275)
BACKGROUND: Influenza continues to drive seasonal morbidity, particularly in settings with low vaccine coverage.OBJECTIVES: To describe the influenza cases and viral circulation among hospitalized patients.METHODS: ...
Kikuchi T, Watanabe A. Baloxavir heralds a new era in influenza virus biology. Respir Investig. 2018 Nov 2. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 7, 2018 from Respir Investig. 2018 Nov 2 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30396860)
Baloxavir marboxil is an orally available prodrug of baloxavir acid. Japan was the first country to approve baloxavir marboxil as a treatment for influenza. The antiviral mechanism of action of baloxavir ...
Zeller MA, et al. ISU FLUture: a veterinary diagnostic laboratory web-based platform to monitor the temporal genetic patterns of Influenza A virus in swine. BMC Bioinformatics. 2018 Nov 1;19(1):397. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 3, 2018 from BMC Bioinformatics. 2018 Nov 1;19(1):397 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30382842)
BACKGROUND: Influenza A Virus (IAV) causes respiratory disease in swine and is a zoonotic pathogen. Uncontrolled IAV in swine herds not only affects animal health, it also impacts production through increased ...
Liu XX, et al. Effects of air pollutants on occurrences of influenza-like illness and laboratory-confirmed influenza in Hefei, China. Int J Biometeorol. 2018 Oct 31. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 3, 2018 from Int J Biometeorol. 2018 Oct 31 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30382350)
Accumulating evidence suggests that air pollution is a risk factor for adverse respiratory and cardiovascular health outcomes. However, the different impacts of exposure to air pollutants on influenza ...
Insel M, Natt B, Mosier J, Malo J, Bime C. The Association of Non-Cardiac ECMO With Influenza Incidence: A Time Series Analysis. Respir Care. 2018 Oct 30. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 3, 2018 from Respir Care. 2018 Oct 30 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30377246)
BACKGROUND: The 2009 H1N1 influenza epidemic saw a rise in the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as a supportive therapy for refractory ARDS. We sought to determine whether ECMO utilization ...
Wei X, Cui J. Why were so few people infected with H7N9 influenza A viruses in China from late 2017 to 2018?. Sci China Life Sci. 2018 Oct 23. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 30, 2018 from Sci China Life Sci. 2018 Oct 23 (via https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11427-018-9406-)
Since the first human infection case with H7N9 avian influenzavirus(AIVs)wasidentifiedinMarch2013,therehas six viral outbreak waves recorded in China as of September 2018. In total, there have been 1,567 ...
Fukuta H, Goto T, Wakami K, Kamiya T, Ohte N. The effect of influenza vaccination on mortality and hospitalization in patients with heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Heart Fail Rev. 2018 Oct 26.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 29, 2018 from Heart Fail Rev. 2018 Oct 26. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30367316)
Influenza infection is associated with increased risk for mortality and hospitalization in heart failure patients. Although there are no published randomized controlled trials examining the effect of influenza ...
Pu Z, Luo T, Yang J, Shen X, Irwin DM, et al. Rapid evolving H7N9 avian influenza A viruses pose new challenge. J Infect. 2018 Oct 24. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 29, 2018 from J Infect. 2018 Oct 24 (via https://www.journalofinfection.com/article/S0163-4453(18)303)
Recently, the hemagglutinin characteristics, pathogenicity, and antigenic variation of highly pathogenic (HP) H7N9 avian influenza viruses (AIVs) were reported in this journal.1 H7N9 AIVs have been endemic ...
Li J, et al. Protective efficacy of an inactivated chimeric H5 avian influenza vaccine against H5 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus clades 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124. 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
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 27, 2018 from Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 Jan (via https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/25/1/18-1259_article)
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
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 26, 2018 from Godoy Pere, Romero Arantxa, Soldevila Núria, Torn (via https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.E)
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
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 24, 2018 from Epidemiol Infect. 2018 Oct 23:1-6 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30348244)
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 ...
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