CIDRAP: Fair-related swine and human H3N2 viruses closely match
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 27, 2012 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu:80/cidrap/content/influenza/swinef)
Researchers report that swine and human influenza A/H3N2 viruses associated with an Ohio county fair held in July make a nearly perfect genetic match, suggesting that there is almost no biological barrier ...
CIDRAP: Ferret study underlines persistent threat of swine flu viruses
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 13, 2012 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu:80/cidrap/content/influenza/swinef)
A Korean-US research team has identified an H1N2 strain of swine influenza capable of killing ferrets and spreading among them by respiratory droplets, underlining the continuing threat of swine flu to ...
An avian flu that jumps from birds to mammals is killing New England´s baby seals
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 1, 2012 from Columbia University´s Mailman School of Publ (via http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-07/cums-aaf07301)
A novel avian influenza virus has acquired the ability to infect aquatic mammals and was responsible for an outbreak of fatal pneumonia that recently struck harbor seals in New England, according to scientists ...
Discovery of new gene sheds light on flu infections
submitted by kickingbird at Jul, 1, 2012 from university of edinburgh (via http://www.ed.ac.uk:80/news/all-news/flu-280612)
Scientists have discovered a new gene in the influenza virus that helps the virus control the body’s response to infection.
Although this control is exerted by the virus, surprisingly it reduces the impact ...
WHO: Public health, influenza experts agree H5N1 research critical, but extend delay
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 18, 2012 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2012/h5n1_resea)
17 February 2012 | Geneva - A small group of global public health and influenza experts at a WHO-convened meeting reached consensus on two urgent issues related to the newly created H5N1 influenza viruses: ...
CIDRAP: Study finds influenza B may be more severe than thought
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 2, 2012 from CIDRAP News (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/general/n)
An autopsy study involving influenza B infections revealed how histologically similar the disease is to fatal influenza A and how quickly it can kill, challenging the notion that it is milder than influenza ...
Does Asymptomatic H5N1 Influenza Infection Occur?
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 3, 2011 from CBN News (via http://www.upmc-cbn.org)
Asymptomatic influenza virus infection during regular flu seasons is very common, but with the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus, it is thought to occur only infrequently. Because so little ...
CIDRAP:Two reports detail 2009 H1N1 coinfections with seasonal strains
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 6, 2011 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/general/n)
Two research groups today reported rare cases of pandemic 2009 H1N1 coinfections with seasonal influenza strains, including a cluster in Cambodia and two patients from Italy's Veneto region.
Dual infections ...
Increased detection in Australia and Singapore of a novel influenza A(H1N1)2009 variant with reduced oseltamivir and zanamivir sensitivity due to a S247N neuraminidase mutation
submitted by kickingbird at Jun, 12, 2011 from Euro Surveill. 2011;16(23):pii=19884 (via http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=1)
A novel influenza A(H1N1)2009 variant with mildly reduced oseltamivir and zanamivir sensitivity has been detected in more than 10% of community specimens in Singapore and more than 30% of samples from ...
OIE: Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Germany
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 16, 2010 from OIE (via http://www.oie.int)
Information received on 15/11/2010 from Dr. Karin Schwabenbauer, Ministerial Dirigentin and Chief Veterinary Officer , Directorate of Animal Health, Animal Welfares, Bundesministerium für Ern?hrung, Landwirtschaft ...
Reports of Human Infections with Swine Origin Influenza A (H3N2)
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 13, 2010 from US CDC (via http://www.cdc.gov/media/subtopic/heard.htm#h3n2)
The November 12, 2010 FluView reports two human infections with swine origin influenza A (H3N2) viruses in the United States. Test samples from two patients submitted by Wisconsin and Pennsylvania have ...
Pregnancy may not be a risk factor for severe influenza A (H1N1)
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 16, 2010 from Infectious disease news (via http://www.infectiousdiseasenews.com/article/70312.aspx)
Two women required intensive care unit admission, but there were no fatalities among 98 pregnant women admitted to one hospital for 2009 influenza A (H1N1), according to findings from a Spanish cohort ...
HK researchers discover new drug to treat flu
submitted by wanglh at May, 31, 2010 from People Daily (via http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/90880/7006644.html)
The University of Hong Kong Monday announced that their researchers have found that an important viral structural protein, influenza nucleoprotein, can be used as a target to kill influenza virus including ...
H1N1 mutation´s proposed link to severe illness debated
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 5, 2010 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/swineflu/)
Norwegian scientists today reported a pandemic H1N1 virus mutation that appears to be associated with severe disease, but a leading US flu expert said global data on the mutation don't show a clear connection ...
China: Swine Influenza Virus reassorted with Pandemic H1N1 Virus isolated from Pig in Hong Kong
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 3, 2010 from HK GOV News (via http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/201002/26/P201002260356.h)
The University of Hong Kong (HKU) had found in its regular influenza virus surveillance programme that one sample taken from a pig at the Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse on January 7 contained ...
Researchers find new patterns in H1N1 deaths
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 25, 2009 from American Thoracic Society (via http://www.sciencecentric.com/news/article.php?q=09122344-re)
Brazilian researchers have performed the first-ever autopsy study to examine the precise causes of death in victims of the H1N1 swine flu.
'The lack of information on the pathophysiology of this novel ...
WHO: Clinical features of severe cases of pandemic influenza
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 17, 2009 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/notes/h1n1_clinical_)
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 briefing note 13
16 OCTOBER 2009 | GENEVA -- To gather information about the clinical features and management of pandemic influenza, WHO hosted a three-day meeting at the headquarters ...
Clinical Aspects of H1N1 Influenza A Infection
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 15, 2009 from CBN (via http://www.upmc-cbn.org/report_archive/index.html)
Several research reports detailing aspects of infection with the pandemic strain of influenza have recently been released. These reports describing clinically relevant aspects of cases are useful for day-to-day ...
Oxygen treatment key to swine flu survival
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 14, 2009 from ABC (via http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2009/10/13/2711206.ht)
Swine flu deaths in Australia could have doubled without the use of a mechanical heart and lung treatment, says doctor. ...
Inflamed, Flooded Lungs Trigger Death by Swine Flu, Study Says
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 3, 2009 from Bloomberg (via http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601081&sid=aPd3JODa)
Swine flu is most dangerous when it causes the lungs to become inflamed, flood with fluid and fail to function, doctors in Australia and New Zealand found. ...
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