After a Slow Start, Flu Cases Are Increasing in Wisconsin

The influenza season got off to a slow start in Wisconsin in 2015, but officials with the Department of Health Services (DHS) have noticed an increase in cases in the first weeks of 2016, and want to remind state residents that it’s not too late to get a flu vaccine and take other actions to avoid illness. “We suspect with the late start of the season some people may have delayed getting vaccinated against the flu, but with cases on the rise, it’s very...(see release)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - Category: Hospital Management Authors: Source Type: news

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Conclusion: The perception of health risk of contracting influenza and a primary healthcare physicians' recommendation played an important role in shaping participants' decisions towards vaccination. Primary healthcare physicians are invited to assess and if necessary adjust inappropriate prevention behaviour through their everyday patient consultations as well as add to the knowledge about influenza severity and influenza vaccination benefits to their patients. PMID: 31431093 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of General Practice - Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundInfluenza is an acute viral respiratory illness that causes high morbidity and mortality globally. Therapeutic actions are limited to vaccines and a few anti-viral drugs.Polygala(P.) japonica herba is rich in Polygalasaponin F (PSF, C53H86O23), used for acute bronchitis, pharyngitis, pneumonia, amygdalitis, and respiratory tract infections treatment in China. Hypercytokinemia is often correlated with severe pneumonia caused by several influenza viruses. PSF was reported to have anti-inflammatory effects and its mechanism is associated with the nuclear factor (NF)- κB signaling pathway. The action of...
Source: Inflammopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 August 2019Source: Journal of Theoretical BiologyAuthor(s): Amir Hossein Amiri Mehra, Iman Zamani, Zohreh Abbasi, Asier IbeasAbstractThis paper presents a new Susceptible, Exposed, Infected, Asymptomatic, and Recovered individuals (SEIAR) model for influenza considering a dynamic population. In the given model, the possibility of transmission of asymptomatic individuals (infectious with no visible symptoms) to infected individuals (infectious exhibiting symptoms) is considered. The basic reproduction number and the equilibrium points of the new model are given while the stability of th...
Source: Journal of Theoretical Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee -This briefing provides guidance for community pharmacy contractors and their teams on the 2019/2020 NHS seasonal influenza vaccination advanced service. It discusses the background to and aims of the service, service provision, which vaccines should be covered and training of staff.BriefingPharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee - news
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - Category: UK Health Authors: Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: blogs
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Source: Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide, and a lack of understanding of basic disease pathogenesis is hampering development of new vaccines and treatments. Multiple studies have previously established a role for type I interferon (IFN) in TB disease. Type I IFNs are critical immune mediators for host responses to viral infection, yet their specific influence in bacterial infection remains unclear. As IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs) can have both stimulatory and inhibitory effects on immune function, clarifying the role of type I interferon in TB remains an important question. The quantificati...
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
by James A. Hay, Karen Laurie, Michael White, Steven Riley The strength and breadth of an individual’s antibody repertoire is an important predictor of their response to influenza infection or vaccination. Although progress has been made in understanding qualitatively how repeated exposures shape the antibody mediated immune response, quantitative under standing remains limited. We developed a set of mathematical models describing short-term antibody kinetics following influenza infection or vaccination and fit them to haemagglutination inhibition (HI) titres from 5 groups of ferrets which were exposed to different ...
Source: PLoS Computational Biology - Category: Biology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundVaccination represents one of the most effective means of preventing infections for the population and for the public health in general. Recently there has been a decline in vaccinations, also among healthcare workers (HCWs). The aim of the study is to detect the knowledge, skills, attitudes and barriers of HCWs regarding vaccinations in a tertiary children ’s hospital in order to support clinical management in immunisation practices.MethodsAn observational study was conducted on 255 subjects over a period of 8  months. The 31-item questionnaire considered profession, level of instruction and...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
The lack of seasonality in influenza epidemics in the tropics makes the application of well-established temperate zone national vaccination plans challenging.
Source: Value in Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
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