Spreco A, Eriksson O, Dahlstr?m ?, Cowling BJ, Tim. Evaluation of Nowcasting for Detecting and Predicting Local Influenza Epidemics, Sweden, 2009~2014. Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Oct;24(10):1868-1873. Abstract
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The growing availability of big data in healthcare and public health opens possibilities for infectious disease control in local settings. We prospectively evaluated a method for integrated local detection ...
Zhu W, Yang L, Shu Y. Did the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H7N9) Viruses Emerged in China Raise Increased Threat to Public Health?. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2018 Sep 15. Abstract
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The low pathogenic avian influenza A(H7N9) viruses (LPAI) were first identified in 2013 and have continued to infect humans since then. It was reported in February 2017 that the LPAI H7N9 virus has evolved ...
Munshili Njifon HL, etc.,al. Influence of meteorological parameters in the seasonality of influenza viruses circulating in Northern Cameroon. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2018 Sep 16.. Abstract
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BACKGROUND: Several studies have demonstrated the role of meteorological parameters in the seasonality of influenza viruses in tropical and subtropical regions, most importantly temperature, humidity and ...
Li T, Qi N, Gao X, Yu H. Rescue of four pediatric patients with severe influenza A (H3N2) in Weifang, China. J Int Med Res. 2018 Sep 13:300060518792795. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 20, 2018 from J Int Med Res. 2018 Sep 13:300060518792795 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30213216)
In this report, we summarize our experience of rescuing four children with severe type A H3N2 influenza from January to February 2017 in Weifang People's Hospital, Shandong Province, China for reference ...
Sivanandy P, Zi Xien F, Woon Kit L, Tze Wei Y. A review on current trends in the treatment of human infection with H7N9-avian influenza A. J Infect Public Health. 2018 Sep 10. Abstract
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The H7N9 subtype of avian influenza is an enzootic and airborne virus which caused an influenza outbreak in China. Infected individuals mostly worked with poultry, suggesting H7N9 virus-infected poultry ...
Alenazi BR, Hammad SM, Mohamed AE. Prevalence of seasonal influenza vaccination among primary healthcare workers in Arar city, Saudi Arabia. Electron Physician. 2018 Aug 25;10(8):7217-7223.. Abstract
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Background: Influenza outbreaks occur annually and have significant ramifications on the wellbeing of the population. Influenza is given high priority in Saudi Arabia where numerous reports of different ...
Schaffner W, van Buynder P, McNeil S, Osterhaus A. Seasonal influenza immunisation: Strategies for older adults. Int J Clin Pract. 2018 Oct;72(10):e13249. Abstract
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Adults over the age of 60-65 years suffer disproportionally from seasonal influenza, experiencing high rates of complications, exacerbation of underlying medical comorbidities, and excess mortality. Thus, ...
Senda J, etc.,al. Acute Unilateral Isolated Oculomotor Nerve Palsy in an Adult Patient with Influenza A. Intern Med. 2018 Sep 12.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 16, 2018 from Intern Med. 2018 Sep 12. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30210106)
An otherwise healthy 44-year-old woman exhibited isolated unilateral oculomotor nerve palsy accompanied by an influenza A infection. An intra-orbital MRI scan revealed that her right third intracranial ...
Pereira JA, Gilca V, Waite N, Andrew MK. Canadian older adults´ perceptions of effectiveness and value of regular and high-dose influenza vaccines. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2018 Sep 11.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 16, 2018 from Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2018 Sep 11. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30204043)
nfluenza vaccination is an important public health intervention for older adults, yet vaccination rates remain suboptimal. We conducted an online survey of Canadians ≥ 65 years to explore satisfaction ...
G Thomas Ray, etc.,al. Intra-season Waning of Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness. Clinical Infectious Diseases, ciy770. Abstract
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BackgroundIn the United States it is recommended that health care providers offer influenza vaccination by October, if possible. However, if the vaccine’s effectiveness soon begins to wane, the optimal ...
Spreeuwenberg P, Kroneman M, Paget J. Reassessing the global mortality burden of the 1918 influenza pandemic. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Sep 7. Abstract
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Mortality estimates of the 1918 influenza pandemic vary considerably, and recent estimates have suggested that there were 50-100 million deaths worldwide. We investigated the global mortality burden using ...
Bouvier NM. The Future of Influenza Vaccines: A Historical and Clinical Perspective. Vaccines (Basel). 2018 Aug 30;6(3).. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 16, 2018 from Vaccines (Basel). 2018 Aug 30;6(3). (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30200179)
For centuries, the development of vaccines to prevent infectious disease was an empirical process. From smallpox variolation in Song dynasty China, through the polysaccharide capsule vaccines developed ...
Tam YH, Ng TWY, Chu DKW, Fang VJ, Cowling BJ. The effectiveness of influenza vaccination against medically-attended illnesses in Hong Kong across three years with different degrees of vaccine match, 2014-17. Vaccine. 2018 Sep 3. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 13, 2018 from Vaccine. 2018 Sep 3 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30190121)
BACKGROUND: Influenza vaccination is the most effective intervention to prevent influenza virus infections. Vaccine effectiveness (VE) can vary due to factors such as matching between vaccine strains and ...
Meyer D, Shearer MP, Chih YC, Hsu YC, Lin YC. Taiwan´s Annual Seasonal Influenza Mass Vaccination Program-Lessons for Pandemic Planning. Am J Public Health. 2018 Sep;108(S3):S188-S193. Abstract
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Rapid medical countermeasure (MCM) dispensing is an important intervention during a public health emergency. In the United States, MCM planning and exercising efforts have largely focused on dispensing ...
Federici C1, Cavazza M, Costa F, Jommi C. Health care costs of influenza-related episodes in high income countries: A systematic review. PLoS One. 2018 Sep 7;13(9):e0202787. Abstract
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INTRODUCTION: This study systematically reviews costing studies of seasonal influenza-like illness (ILI) in high-income countries. Existing reviews on the economic impact of ILI do not report information ...
van Wijhe M, Ingholt MM, Andreasen V, Simonsen L. Loose Ends in the Epidemiology of the 1918 Pandemic: Explaining the Extreme Mortality Risk in Young Adults. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Sep 6. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 13, 2018 from Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Sep 6 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30192906)
In the century since the 1918 influenza pandemic, insights have been sought to explain the pandemic's signature pattern of high death rates in young adults and low death rates in the elderly and infants. ...
L´Huillier AG, etc.,al. Cytokine Profiles and Severity of Influenza Infection in Transplant Recipients. J Infect Dis. 2018 Sep 5.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 13, 2018 from J Infect Dis. 2018 Sep 5. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30192949)
Influenza is responsible for significant morbidity after transplantation. We evaluated Th1/Th2 cytokines and IL-10 levels during influenza infection in the post-transplant setting. Sera from 277 transplant ...
McGrath LJ, etc.,al. High-dose influenza vaccine use among patients receiving hemodialysis in the United States, 2010-2013. Vaccine. 2018 Sep 5.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 13, 2018 from Vaccine. 2018 Sep 5. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30195486)
BACKGROUND: Standard influenza vaccines may be of limited benefit to patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). These patients may benefit from high-dose influenza vaccine, currently indicated for patients ...
Niang MN, etc.,al. Estimation of the burden of flu-association influenza-like illness visits on total clinic visits through the sentinel influenza monitoring system in Senegal during the 2013-2015 influenza seasons. Epidemiol Infect. 2018 Sep 10:1-7. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 13, 2018 from Epidemiol Infect. 2018 Sep 10:1-7 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30196797)
Knowing the burden of influenza is helpful for policy decisions. Here we estimated the contribution of influenza-like illness (ILI) visits associated with laboratory-confirmed influenza among all clinic ...
Bourret V. Avian influenza viruses in pigs: An overview. Vet J. 2018 Sep;239:7-14.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 13, 2018 from Vet J. 2018 Sep;239:7-14. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30197112)
This paper reviews important aspects of infection of pigs with avian influenza viruses. Wild waterfowl are the main reservoir for influenza A viruses; other species, such as pigs, can be infected, but ...
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