Bartsch SM, et al. Epidemiologic and economic impact of pharmacies as vaccination locations during an influenza epidemic. Vaccine. 2018 Oct 5.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 21, 2018 from Vaccine. 2018 Oct 5. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30340884)
INTRODUCTION: During an influenza epidemic, where early vaccination is crucial, pharmacies may be a resource to increase vaccine distribution reach and capacity.METHODS: We utilized an agent-based model ...
Chen P, Chen E, Chen L, Zhou XJ, Liu R. Detecting early-warning signals of influenza outbreak based on dynamic network marker. J Cell Mol Med. 2018 Oct 19.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 21, 2018 from J Cell Mol Med. 2018 Oct 19. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30338927)
The seasonal outbreaks of influenza infection cause globally respiratory illness, or even death in all age groups. Given early-warning signals preceding the influenza outbreak, timely intervention such ...
Ali ST, Cowling BJ, Lau EHY, Fang VJ, Leung GM.. Mitigation of Influenza B Epidemic with School Closures, Hong Kong, 2018. Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Nov;24(11):2071-2073. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 21, 2018 from Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Nov;24(11):2071-2073 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30334723)
In winter 2018, schools in Hong Kong were closed 1 week before the scheduled Chinese New Year holiday to mitigate an influenza B virus epidemic. The intervention occurred after the epidemic peak and reduced ...
Zhang Y, et al. Hospitalizations for Influenza-Associated Severe Acute Respiratory Infection, Beijing, China, 2014~2016. Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Nov;24(11):2098-2102. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 21, 2018 from Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Nov;24(11):2098-2102 (via https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/24/11/17-1410_article)
We analyzed surveillance data for 2 sentinel hospitals to estimate the influenza-associated severe acute respiratory infection hospitalization rate in Beijing, China. The rate was 39 and 37 per 100,000 ...
Tokars JI, Rolfes MA, Foppa IM, Reed C. An evaluation and update of methods for estimating the number of influenza cases averted by vaccination in the United States. Vaccine. 2018 Oct 13. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 18, 2018 from Vaccine. 2018 Oct 13 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30327213)
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the public health benefit of yearly influenza vaccinations, CDC estimates the number of influenza cases and hospitalizations averted by vaccine. Available input data on cases ...
Geneviève LD, et al. Research Ethics in the European Influenzanet Consortium: Scoping Review. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2018 Oct 10;4(4):e67.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 18, 2018 from JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2018 Oct 10;4(4):e67. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30305258)
BACKGROUND: Influenzanet was launched in several European countries to monitor influenza-like illness during flu seasons with the help of volunteering participants and Web-based technologies. As in the ...
Barr IG, et al. Cell culture-derived influenza vaccines in the severe 2017-2018 epidemic season: a step towards improved influenza vaccine effectiveness. NPJ Vaccines. 2018 Oct 9;3:44. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 18, 2018 from NPJ Vaccines. 2018 Oct 9;3:44 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30323955)
The 2017-2018 seasonal influenza epidemics were severe in the US and Australia where the A(H3N2) subtype viruses predominated. Although circulating A(H3N2) viruses did not differ antigenically from that ...
Tsujimura K, et al. Effect of Influenza Vaccine in Patients With Kidney Transplant. Transplant Proc. 2018 Oct;50(8):2443-2446.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 17, 2018 from Transplant Proc. 2018 Oct;50(8):2443-2446. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30316375)
BACKGROUND: Among infectious diseases, influenza is the most common cause of infection in Japan and worldwide. We aimed to evaluate the effect of influenza vaccination in kidney transplantation (KTx) recipients.METHODS: ...
Retkute R, et al. Dynamics of the 2004 avian influenza H5N1 outbreak in Thailand: The role of duck farming, sequential model fitting and control. Prev Vet Med. 2018 Nov 1;159:171-181. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 17, 2018 from Prev Vet Med. 2018 Nov 1;159:171-181 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30314780)
The Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) subtype H5N1 virus persists in many countries and has been circulating in poultry, wild birds. In addition, the virus has emerged in other species and frequent ...
Macdonald-Laurs E, et al. CSF neopterin, a useful biomarker in children presenting with influenza associated encephalopathy?. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2018 Sep 28.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 17, 2018 from Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2018 Sep 28. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30316638)
PURPOSE: Neurological complications of influenza cause significant disease in children. Central nervous system inflammation, the presumed mechanism of influenza-associated encephalopathy, is difficult ...
Fox J, Barbour S, Junco SJ. Central nervous system laboratory-confirmed influenza meningo-encephalitis treated with peramivir. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2018 Oct;52(4):517-518.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 17, 2018 from Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2018 Oct;52(4):517-518. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30318059)
Influenza-associated meningo-encephalitis (IAE) is a rare complication of influenza. The optimal therapy is not known, and oseltamivir has limited central nervous system (CNS) penetration. We report a ...
Sasaki E, et al. Establishment of a novel safety assessment method for vaccine adjuvant development. Vaccine. 2018 Oct 11. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 17, 2018 from Vaccine. 2018 Oct 11 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30318166)
Vaccines effectively prevent infectious diseases. Many types of vaccines against various pathogens that threaten humans are currently in widespread use. Recently, adjuvant adaptation has been attempted ...
Zimmer C, Leuba SI, Yaesoubi R, Cohen T. Use of daily Internet search query data improves real-time projections of influenza epidemics. J R Soc Interface. 2018 Oct 10;15(147).. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 15, 2018 from J R Soc Interface. 2018 Oct 10;15(147). (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30305417)
Seasonal influenza causes millions of illnesses and tens of thousands of deaths per year in the USA alone. While the morbidity and mortality associated with influenza is substantial each year, the timing ...
Sun X, et al. Risk assessment of fifth-wave H7N9 influenza A viruses in mammalian models. J Virol. 2018 Oct 10.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 15, 2018 from J Virol. 2018 Oct 10. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30305359)
The fifth-wave of the H7N9 influenza epidemic in China was distinguished by a sudden increase in human infections, an extended geographic distribution, and the emergence of highly pathogenic avian influenza ...
Lee N, Hurt AC. Neuraminidase inhibitor resistance in influenza: a clinical perspective. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 6.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 15, 2018 from Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 6. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30299356)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Neuraminidase inhibitors (NAIs), including oseltamivir, zanamivir, and peramivir, is the main class of antiviral available for clinical use. As such, development of resistance toward ...
Le TV, et., al. Fatal Avian Influenza A/H5N1 Infection in a 36-Week Pregnant Woman Survived by her Newborn - Soc Trang, Vietnam, 2012. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2018 Oct 6.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 11, 2018 from Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2018 Oct 6. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30291769)
Outbreaks of H5N1 Avian Influenza (AI) emerged in Indonesia, Thailand and Viet Nam during 2003- 2005. Its severe impact has been reported; the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Bank (WB) ...
Rodriguez-Lainz A, et.,al. Influenza vaccination coverage among US-Mexico land border crossers: 2009 H1N1 pandemic and 2011-2012 influenza season. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 5.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 10, 2018 from Travel Med Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 5. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30296482)
BACKGROUND: The high volume of US-Mexico land border crossings can facilitate international dissemination of influenza viruses.METHODS: We surveyed adult pedestrians crossing into the United States at ...
Hill AT, et.,al. Adult Outpatients with Acute Cough due to Suspected Pneumonia or Influenza: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report. Chest. 2018 Oct 5. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 10, 2018 from Chest. 2018 Oct 5 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30296418)
BACKGROUND: Patients commonly present to primary care services with upper and lower respiratory tract infections and guidelines to help clinicians investigate and treat acute cough due to suspected pneumonia ...
Poon CM, Yi Wong EL, Chau PYK, Yau SY, Yeoh EK. Management decision of hospital surge: assessing seasonal upsurge in inpatient medical bed occupancy rate among public acute hospitals in Hong Kong.. QJM. 2018 Oct 5.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 10, 2018 from QJM. 2018 Oct 5. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30295857)
Background: There were recurrent upsurges in demand for public hospital services in Hong Kong. An understanding of the contribution of some possible factors for the rise in health care burden would help ...
Kyaw WM, Chow A, Hein AA, Lee LT, Leo YS, Ho HJ. Factors influencing seasonal influenza vaccination uptake among health care workers in an adult tertiary care hospital in Singapore: A cross-sectional survey. Am J Infect Control. 2018 Oct 4. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 10, 2018 from Am J Infect Control. 2018 Oct 4 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30293741)
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the factors influencing seasonal influenza vaccination uptake among different health care professional groups.METHODS: A single-center, cross-sectional survey using ...
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