Worobey M, Cox J, Gill D. The origins of the great pandemic. Evol Med Public Health. 2019 Jan 21;2019(1):18-25. Abstract
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The timing and location of the first cases of the 1918 influenza pandemic are still controversial, a century after the pandemic became widely recognized. Here, we critically review competing hypotheses ...
Abusrewil S, et al. Influenza surveillance in Middle East, North, East and South Africa: Report of the 8th MENA Influenza Stakeholders Network. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2019 Feb 22.. Abstract
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The Middle-East and Africa Influenza Surveillance Network (MENA-ISN), established in 2014, includes 15 countries at present. Country representatives presented their influenza surveillance programmes, vaccine ...
Su K, et al. Influenza A(H7N9) virus emerged and resulted in human infections in Chongqing, southwestern China since 2017. Int J Infect Dis. 2019 Feb 21. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 25, 2019 from Int J Infect Dis. 2019 Feb 21 (via https://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(19)30075-X/pdf)
OBJECTIVES: Influenza A(H7N9) virus emerged and resulted in human infections in Chongqing, southwestern China since 2017. This study aimed to describe the epidemiological characteristics of the first epidemic ...
Morita A, et al. Nationwide survey of influenza-associated acute encephalopathy in Japanese adults. J Neurol Sci. 2019 Feb 10;399:101-107. Abstract
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BACKGROUND: Knowledge of adult patients with influenza-associated acute encephalopathy (IAE) is limited. We conducted a detailed survey to investigate the prevalence, clinical features, associated outcomes, ...
Nielsen J, et al. European all-cause excess and influenza-attributable mortality in the 2017/18 season: should the burden of influenza B be reconsidered?. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2019 Feb 18.. Abstract
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OBJECTIVES: Weekly monitoring of European all-cause excess mortality, the EuroMOMO network, observed high excess mortality during the influenza B/Yamagata dominated 2017/18 winter season, especially among ...
Njouom R, et al. Detection of Influenza C Virus Infection among Hospitalized Patients, Cameroon. Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 Mar;25(3):607-609. Abstract
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We report 3 cases of influenza C virus in children hospitalized with severe acute respiratory infection in Cameroon. Two of these case-patients had grave clinical manifestations, but all 3 recovered. The ...
Han L, et al. Smoking and influenza-associated morbidity and mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Epidemiology. 2019 Feb 15. Abstract
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BACKGROUND: Although smoking has been recognized as risk factor for many respiratory diseases, its effects on influenza-associated morbidity and mortality remain controversial. We conducted a systematic ...
Thornton AC, et al. Human exposures to H5N6 Avian influenza, England, 2018. J Infect Dis. 2019 Feb 21. Abstract
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The human risk following exposure to the European reassortant avian influenza A (H5N6) is unknown. We used routine data collected as part of public health follow-up to assess outcomes of individuals exposed ...
Kandula S, Shaman J. Near-term forecasts of influenza-like illness: An evaluation of autoregressive time series approaches. Epidemics. 2019 Jan 17. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 24, 2019 from Epidemics. 2019 Jan 17 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30792135)
Seasonal influenza in the United States is estimated to cause 9-35 million illnesses annually, with resultant economic burden amounting to $47-$150 billion. Reliable real-time forecasts of influenza can ...
Lei N, et al. Molecular evolution of influenza B virus during 2011-2017 in Chaoyang, Beijing, suggesting the free influenza vaccine policy. Sci Rep. 2019 Feb 21;9(1):2432.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 24, 2019 from Sci Rep. 2019 Feb 21;9(1):2432. (via https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-38105-1)
Two influenza B virus lineages, B/Victoria and B/Yamagata, are co-circulating in human population. While the two lineages are serologically distinct and TIV only contain one lineage. It is important to ...
Sambala EZ, Ndwandwe DE, Imaan LM, Wiysonge CS. Evaluation of influenza surveillance systems in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review protocol. BMJ Open. 2019 Jan 28;9(1):e023335.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 22, 2019 from BMJ Open. 2019 Jan 28;9(1):e023335. (via https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/1/e023335.long)
INTRODUCTION: Influenza infrastructure systems are crucial for maintaining surveillance operations, and for mitigating and responding to the disease. The role of surveillance is to isolate and identify ...
Qiu Y, et al. Viral infection detection using metagenomics technology in six poultry farms of eastern China. PLoS One. 2019 Feb 20;14(2):e0211553. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 21, 2019 from PLoS One. 2019 Feb 20;14(2):e0211553 (via https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal)
With rapidly increasing animal pathogen surveillance requirements, new technologies are needed for a comprehensive understanding of the roles of pathogens in the occurrence and development of animal diseases. ...
Tseng YC, et al. Egg-based influenza split virus vaccine with monoglycosylation induces cross-strain protection against influenza virus infections. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Feb 19. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 21, 2019 from Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Feb 19 (via https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2019/02/12/1819197116)
Each year influenza virus infections cause hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide and a significant level of morbidity with major economic burden. At the present time, vaccination with inactivated virus ...
Yokomichi H, et al. Incidence of hospitalisation for severe complications of influenza virus infection in Japanese patients between 2012 and 2016: a cross-sectional study using routinely collected administrative data. BMJ Open. 2019 Jan 17;9(1):e024687. Abstract
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OBJECTIVE: To calculate the incidence of hospitalisation due to acute respiratory failure, pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), febrile seizures and encephalitis/encephalopathy among ...
Smieszek T, Lazzari G, Salathé M. Assessing the Dynamics and Control of Droplet- and Aerosol-Transmitted Influenza Using an Indoor Positioning System. Sci Rep. 2019 Feb 18;9(1):2185.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 21, 2019 from Sci Rep. 2019 Feb 18;9(1):2185. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30778136)
There is increasing evidence that aerosol transmission is a major contributor to the spread of influenza. Despite this, virtually all studies assessing the dynamics and control of influenza assume that ...
Oppenheim B, et al. Assessing global preparedness for the next pandemic: development and application of an Epidemic Preparedness Index. BMJ Glob Health. 2019 Jan 29;4(1):e001157.. Abstract
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Introduction: Robust metrics for national-level preparedness are critical for assessing global resilience to epidemic and pandemic outbreaks. However, existing preparedness assessments focus primarily ...
Naik RI, Vagi SJ, Uzicanin A, Dopson SA. Influenza-Related Communication and Community Mitigation Strategies: Results From the 2015 Pandemic Influenza Readiness Assessment. Health Promot Pract. 2019 Feb 17:. Abstract
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Emergence of a novel infectious disease, such as pandemic influenza, is the one global crisis most likely to affect the greatest number of people worldwide. Because of the potentially severe and contagious ...
Han A, Czajkowski LM, et al. A Dose Finding Study of a Wild-Type Influenza A/H3N2 virus in a Healthy Volunteer Human Challenge Model. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Feb 16. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 19, 2019 from Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Feb 16 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30770534)
BACKGROUND: The development of vaccines and therapeutics have relied on healthy volunteer influenza challenge studies. A validated human infection model with wild-type A(H1N1)pdm09 was reported previously.OBJECTIVE: ...
Koszalka P, et al. Baloxavir marboxil susceptibility of influenza viruses from the Asia-Pacific, 2012-2018. Antiviral Res. 2019 Feb 13.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 17, 2019 from Antiviral Res. 2019 Feb 13. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30771405)
Baloxavir Marboxil (BXM) is an influenza polymerase inhibitor antiviral that binds to the endonuclease region in the PA subunit of influenza A and B viruses. To establish the baseline susceptibility of ...
Powell JD, et al. An avian influenza virus A(H7N9) reassortant that recently emerged in the United States with low pathogenic phenotype does not efficiently infect swine. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2019 Feb 13.. Abstract
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In 2017, outbreaks of low and highly pathogenic avian H7N9 viruses were reported in four States in the United States. In total, over 270 000 birds died or were culled, causing significant economic loss. ...
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