Palekar R, et al. Patterns of influenza B circulation in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2010~2017. PLoS One. 2019 Aug 8;14(8):e0219595. Abstract
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OBJECTIVE: There are limited published data about the circulation of influenza B/Victoria and B/Yamagata in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and most countries have a vaccine policy that includes ...
Jha A, et al. Patterns of systemic and local inflammation in patients with asthma hospitalised with influenza. Eur Respir J. 2019 Aug 7.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 11, 2019 from Eur Respir J. 2019 Aug 7. (via https://erj.ersjournals.com/content/early/2019/07/31/1399300)
BACKGROUND: Patients with asthma are at risk of hospitalisation with influenza, but the reasons for this predisposition are unknown.STUDY SETTING: A prospective observational study of adults with PCR-confirmed ...
Naguib MM, et al. Global patterns of avian influenza A(H7): virus evolution and zoonotic threats. FEMS Microbiol Rev. 2019 Aug 5. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 8, 2019 from FEMS Microbiol Rev. 2019 Aug 5 (via https://academic.oup.com/femsre/advance-article/doi/10.1093/)
Avian influenza viruses (AIVs) continue to impose a negative impact on animal and human health worldwide. In particular, the emergence of highly pathogenic AIV H5 and, more recently, the emergence of low ...
Tzeng TT, et al. The stability and immunogenicity of inactivated MDCK cell-derived influenza H7N9 viruses. Vaccine. 2019 Aug 2. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 8, 2019 from Vaccine. 2019 Aug 2 (via https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X1)
In recent years, cell-based influenza vaccines have gained a great interest over the egg-based vaccines. Several inactivated H7N9 vaccines have been evaluated in clinical trials, including whole-virion ...
Liu J, et al. Genetic characterization of influenza A virus and assessment of vaccine efficacy in Yantai from 2014 to 2017. Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2019 Aug 6;53(8):8. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 8, 2019 from Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2019 Aug 6;53(8):8 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31378046)
In this study, the swabs were collected among patients with an influenza-like illness (ILI) admitted to 2 sentinel surveillance hospitals of Yantai from April 2014 to August 2017. All specimen were cultured ...
Wong JY, Goldstein E, Fang VJ, Cowling BJ, Wu P. Real-time estimation of the influenza-associated excess mortality in Hong Kong. Epidemiol Infect. 2019 Jan;147:e217. Abstract
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Statistical models are commonly employed in the estimation of influenza-associated excess mortality that, due to various reasons, is often underestimated by laboratory-confirmed influenza deaths reported ...
Schar D, et al. New frontiers in applied veterinary point-of-capture diagnostics: Toward early detection and control of zoonotic influenza. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2019 Jul 23. Abstract
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Among the chief limitations in achieving early detection and control of animal-origin influenza of pandemic potential in high-risk livestock populations is the existing lag time between sample collection ...
Xu L, et al. A Higher Rate of Pulmonary Fungal Infection in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients with Influenza in a Large Tertiary Hospital. Respiration. 2019 Jul 22:1-10. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Jul, 24, 2019 from Respiration. 2019 Jul 22:1-10 (via https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/501410)
BACKGROUND: Influenza is considered a self-limiting disease. However, in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it may result in serious outcomes during the flu season.OBJECTIVES: ...
Sedeyn K, Saelens X. New antibody-based prevention and treatment options for influenza. Antiviral Res. 2019 Jul 16:104562. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Jul, 21, 2019 from Antiviral Res. 2019 Jul 16:104562 (via https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016635421)
The antigenic diversity of human influenza viruses represents a challenge to the development of vaccines with durable immune protection. In addition, small molecule anti-influenza viral drugs can bring ...
Shi N, et al. Interventions in live poultry markets for the control of avian influenza: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Infect Dis. 2019 Jul 17.. Abstract
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BACKGROUND: This review aimed to provide constructive suggestions for the control and management of avian influenza through quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the impact of different live poultry ...
Chen Y, Zhang Y, Xu Z, Wang X, Lu J, Hu W. Avian Influenza A (H7N9) and related Internet search query data in China. Sci Rep. 2019 Jul 18;9(1):10434. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Jul, 21, 2019 from Sci Rep. 2019 Jul 18;9(1):10434 (via https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-46898-y)
The use of Internet-based systems for infectious disease surveillance has been increasingly explored in recent years. However, few studies have used Internet search query or social media data to monitor ...
Danier J, et al. Clinical Presentation of Influenza in Children 6 to 35 Months of Age: Findings From a Randomized Clinical Trial of Inactivated Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2019 Aug;38(8):866-872. Abstract
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BACKGROUND: In an exploratory analysis of an inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine (IIV4) trial in children 6-35 months without risk factors for influenza, we evaluated clinical presentation of influenza ...
Collins JP, et al. Outcomes of immunocompromised adults hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza in the United States, 2011~2015. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Jul 11.. Abstract
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BACKGROUND: Hospitalized immunocompromised (IC) adults with influenza may have worse outcomes than hospitalized non-immunocompromised adults.METHODS: We identified adults (≥18 years) hospitalized with ...
Carlock MA, et al. Impact of age and pre-existing influenza on the induction of human antibody responses against influenza B viruses. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2019 Jul 10.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Jul, 12, 2019 from Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2019 Jul 10. (via https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/21645515.2019.16)
Pre-existing immunity to influenza is dependent on a number of factors and can vary greatly within and across influenza subtypes. In this study, volunteers (aged 18-85 years) were vaccinated with split, ...
Chua H, et al. Effectiveness of partial and full influenza vaccination in children aged <9 years in Hong Kong, 2011~2019. J Infect Dis. 2019 Jul 9.. Abstract
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INTRODUCTION: Two doses of influenza vaccination are recommended for previously unvaccinated children aged METHODS: Using the test-negative design we enrolled 23,187 children aged RESULTS: Overall VE estimates ...
Trebbien R, et al. A case of reassortant seasonal influenza A(H1N2) virus, Denmark, April 2019. Euro Surveill. 2019 Jul;24(27).. Abstract
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A reassortant influenza A subtype H1N2 virus with gene segments from seasonal A(H1N1)pdm09 virus (HA, MP, NP, NS, PA, PB1 and PB2) and seasonal A(H3N2) virus (NA) was identified in a routine surveillance ...
Elhakim M, et al. Epidemiology of severe cases of influenza and other acute respiratory infections in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, July 2016 to June 2018. J Infect Public Health. 2019 Jul 4. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Jul, 12, 2019 from J Infect Public Health. 2019 Jul 4 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31281105)
BACKGROUND: Influenza surveillance systems in the Eastern Mediterranean Region have been strengthened in the past few years and 16 of the 19 countries in the Region with functional influenza surveillance ...
Ding P, et al. A Universal Influenza Nanovaccine for "Mixing Vessel" Hosts Confers Potential Ability to Block Cross-Species Transmission. Adv Healthc Mater. 2019 Jul 3:e1900456.. Abstract
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Influenza A virus (IAV), a deadly zoonotic pathogen, poses a tremendous threat and burden to global health systems. Pigs act as "mixing vessel" hosts to support and generate new pandemic viruses. Preventing ...
Basch CH, Fera J, Garcia P. Readability of influenza information online: Implications for consumer health. Am J Infect Control. 2019 Jun 25. Abstract
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BACKGROUND: Influenza (flu) is pervasive and burdensome. The purpose of this study was to determine the readability levels of online articles related to flu.METHODS: Using the search term "influenza," ...
Wang GL, Gray GC, Chen JM, Ma MJ. Will China´s H7N9 Control Strategy Continue to Be Effective?. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 May 31;6(6):ofz258. Abstract
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Since the first outbreak of avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China in early 2013, several interventions to control the transmission of H7N9 virus from poultry to humans have been implemented. Temporarily ...
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