Scott AB, Toribio JA, Singh M, Groves P. Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza Exposure Risk Assessment in Australian Commercial Chicken Farms. Front Vet Sci. 2018 Apr 26;5:68. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at 3 days ago from Front Vet Sci. 2018 Apr 26;5:68 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29755987)
This study investigated the pathways of exposure to low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) virus among Australian commercial chicken farms and estimated the likelihood of this exposure occurring using scenario ...
Wang TT, Bournazos S, Ravetch JV. Immunological responses to influenza vaccination: lessons for improving vaccine efficacy. Curr Opin Immunol. 2018 May 10;53:124-129. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at 3 days ago from Curr Opin Immunol. 2018 May 10;53:124-129 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29753885)
A critical factor in the maturation of influenza vaccine responses is the nearly inevitable binding of vaccine antigens by exiting anti-influenza IgGs. These antigen-IgG immune complexes direct the response ...
Shanks GD, Wilson N, Kippen R, Brundage JF. The unusually diverse mortality patterns in the Pacific region during the 1918-21 influenza pandemic: reflections at the pandemic´s centenary. Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 May 10. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at 3 days ago from Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 May 10 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29754745)
The 1918-21 influenza pandemic was the most lethal natural event in recent history. In the Pacific region, the pandemic's effects varied greatly across different populations and settings. In this region, ...
Onozuka D, Hagihara A. Extreme influenza epidemics and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Int J Cardiol. 2018 Jul 15;263:158-162.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at 3 days ago from Int J Cardiol. 2018 Jul 15;263:158-162. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29754914)
INTRODUCTION: There is compelling evidence for an association between influenza epidemics and major adverse cardiovascular events. However, the role of extreme influenza epidemics as a trigger of out-of-hospital ...
Harrison SM, Wei MY, Lamerato LE, Petrie JG. Multimorbidity is associated with uptake of influenza vaccination. Vaccine. 2018 May 7.. Abstract
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OBJECTIVE: Patients with chronic conditions have higher rates of severe influenza-related illness and mortality. However, influenza vaccination coverage in high-risk populations continues to be suboptimal. ...
Lee ACY, To KKW, Zhang AJX, Zhu H, et al.. Triple combination of FDA-approved drugs including flufenamic acid, clarithromycin and zanamivir improves survival of severe influenza in mice. Arch Virol 2018 May 7. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at 7 days ago from Arch Virol 2018 May 7 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/29736671/)
Seasonal influenza virus remains a common cause of mortality despite the use of neuraminidase inhibitors. This study evaluated the efficacy of a triple combination of zanamivir, clarithromycin and flufenamic ...
Chuansong Quan, etc.,al. New threats of H7N9 influenza virus: the spread and evolution of highly and low pathogenic variants with high genomic diversity in Wave Five. J Virol. 2018 Mar 21.. Abstract
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H7N9 virus has caused five infection waves since it emerged in 2013. The highest number of human cases was seen in Wave Five; however, the underlying reasons have not been thoroughly elucidated. In this ...
Ziegler T, Mamahit A, Cox NJ.. 65 Years of influenza surveillance by a WHO-coordinated global network. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2018 May 4.. Abstract
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The 1918 devastating influenza pandemic left a lasting impact on influenza experts and the public, and the importance of global influenza surveillance was soon recognized. The WHO Global Influenza Surveillance ...
Ishige T, etc.,al. IL-10RA Mutation as a Risk Factor of Severe Influenza-Associated Encephalopathy: A Case Report. Pediatrics. 2018 May 3. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at 10 days ago from Pediatrics. 2018 May 3 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29724880)
Influenza-associated encephalitis and encephalopathy (IAE) is a severe complication of influenza infection with high morbidity and mortality. We present the case of a patient with IL-10RA mutation who ...
Somes MP, Turner RM, Dwyer LJ, Newall AT. Estimating the annual attack rate of seasonal influenza among unvaccinated individuals: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Vaccine. 2018 Apr 28. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at 12 days ago from Vaccine. 2018 Apr 28 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29716771)
INTRODUCTION: Seasonal influenza affects millions of people globally each year, causing significant morbidity and mortality. However, there remains substantial uncertainty about the attack rate (incidence) ...
Lee JKH, Lam GKL, Shin T, Kim J, etc.,al. Efficacy and effectiveness of high-dose versus standard-dose influenza vaccination for older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Expert Rev Vaccines. 2018 May 1.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at 12 days ago from Expert Rev Vaccines. 2018 May 1. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29715054)
BACKGROUND: Influenza is responsible for a significant disease burden annually, especially in older adults. This study reviews the relative vaccine efficacy or effectiveness (rVE) of high-dose inactivated ...
Oviedo de la Fuente M, etc.,al. Predicting seasonal influenza transmission using functional regression models with temporal dependence. PLoS One. 2018 Apr 25;13(4):e0194250. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Apr, 28, 2018 from PLoS One. 2018 Apr 25;13(4):e0194250 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29694350)
This paper proposes a novel approach that uses meteorological information to predict the incidence of influenza in Galicia (Spain). It extends the Generalized Least Squares (GLS) methods in the multivariate ...
Jimenez-Bluhm P, etc.,al. Circulation of influenza in backyard productive systems in central Chile and evidence of spillover from wild birds. Prev Vet Med. 2018 May 1;153:1-6. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Apr, 21, 2018 from Prev Vet Med. 2018 May 1;153:1-6 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29653729)
Backyard productive systems (BPS) are recognized as the most common form of animal production in the world. However, BPS frequently exhibit inherent biosecurity deficiencies, and could play a major role ...
Lauterbach SE, etc.,al. Detection of influenza A virus from agricultural fair environment: Air and surfaces. Prev Vet Med. 2018 May 1;153:24-29. Abstract
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Agricultural fairs facilitate an environment conducive to the spread of influenza A virus with large numbers of pigs from various different locales comingling for several days (5-8?days). Fairs are also ...
Chan TC, Hu TH, Hwang JS. Estimating the Risk of Influenza-Like Illness Transmission Through Social Contacts: Web-Based Participatory Cohort Study. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2018 Apr 9. Abstract
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BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies on influenza have focused mostly on enhancing vaccination coverage or promoting personal hygiene behavior. Few studies have investigated potential effects of personal ...
Adlhoch C, Snacken R, etc.,al. Dominant influenza A(H3N2) and B/Yamagata virus circulation in EU/EEA, 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons, respectively. Euro Surveill. 2018 Mar;23(13).. Abstract
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We use surveillance data to describe influenza A and B virus circulation over two consecutive seasons with excess all-cause mortality in Europe, especially in people aged 60 years and older. Influenza ...
Chen Zhao, Jianqing Xu. Toward universal influenza virus vaccines: from natural infection to vaccination strategy. Current Opinion in Immunology,Vol 53, Aug 2018. Abstract
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Conceptually, a universal influenza vaccine should elicit broadly protective antibody responses targeting highly conserved epitope(s) shared by various virus strains. Strategically directing antibody immunity ...
Wang Y, Chen L, Yu J, Pang Y, et al.. The effectiveness of influenza vaccination among nursery school children in China during the 2016/17 influenza season. Vaccine 2018 Mar 23. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Apr, 3, 2018 from Vaccine 2018 Mar 23 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/29580638/)
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of influenza vaccine among nursery school children has not been systematically studied. We conducted a cohort study of children from 13 nursery schools in Suzhou, China, to ...
Matos AR, Resende PC, Miranda MD, Garcia CC, et al. Susceptibility of Brazilian influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 viruses to neuraminidase inhibitors in the 2014-2016 seasons: Identification of strains bearing mutations associated with reduced inhibition profile. Antiviral Res 2018 Mar 27. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Apr, 3, 2018 from Antiviral Res 2018 Mar 27 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/29601892/)
Neuraminidase inhibitors (NAIs) are the main class of antivirals currently used for the treatment of influenza infections. As influenza viruses are constantly evolving, drug-resistance can emerge resulting ...
Jiménez-Bluhm P, Karlsson EA, Freiden P, etc.,al. Wild birds in Chile Harbor diverse avian influenza A viruses. Emerg Microbes Infect. 2018 Mar 29;7(1):44. Abstract
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While the circulation of avian influenza viruses (IAV) in wild birds in the northern hemisphere has been well documented, data from South America remain sparse. To address this gap in knowledge, we undertook ...
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