Tang JW, Lam TT, Zaraket H, et al. Global epidemiology of non-influenza RNA respiratory viruses: data gaps and a growing need for surveillance. Lancet Infect Dis 2017; DOI:10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30238-4 —In the affiliations of this Personal View, the affiliation for J W Tang should read “Department of Infection, Inflammation and Immunity, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK”, the affiliation for T T Lam should read “School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China”, the affiliation for H Zaraket should read “Department of Experimental Pathology, Immunology, and Microbiology, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon”, the affiliation for Prof W I Lipkin should read “Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University , New York, NY, USA”, the affiliation for J-M Heraud should read “Virology Unit, Institut Pasteur of Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar”, and the affiliation for Prof M P Koopmans should read “Department of Viroscience, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands”.
Seasonal influenza could be responsible for more respiratory deaths worldwide than previously estimated, according to a Lancet study. Researchers looked at rates of influenza-associated...
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are adducts formed on proteins by glycation with reducing sugars, such as glucose, and tend to form and accumulate under hyperglycemic conditions. AGE accumulation alters protein function and has been implicated in the pathogenesis of many degenerative diseases such as diabetic complications. AGEs have also been shown to promote the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, but the roles of AGEs in inflammasome signaling have not been explored in detail. Here, we present evidence that AGEs attenuate activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome in bone marrow–derived macrophages (BMDMs) ...
The influenza virus continues to be wildly successful at growing and spreading in people around the world because it slightly changes its structure from time to time to avoid our body’s detection systems. In particular, influenza periodically changes some of the proteins in the outer envelope of the virus to mislead our immune systems. We get fooled again and again. When someone with the flu coughs or sneezes, huge amounts of virus are spewed out in droplets that travel up to about 6 feet. Inhaling these droplets is the surest way for the virus to enter our bodies. It can also enter through landing on the eye. Beyond...
Respiratory diseases from seasonal influenza takes up to 650,000 lives annually, according to new estimates released Thursday by the United Nations health agency and global partners.
Up to 650,000 deaths annually are associated with respiratory diseases from seasonal influenza, according to new estimates by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC), WHO and global health partners.
Condition: Influenza Interventions: Biological: Vaccine administration by a pharmacist; Behavioral: Unmet vaccination needs identified and met; Behavioral: Vaccination forecast review and patient education Sponsor: American Pharmacists Association Foundation Recruiting
Conclusions: Although statistically insignificant, the detrimental impact of influenza A H1N1pdm09 on pregnancy can be serious in some complicated cases in South Korea. Thus, the strong recommendation of influenza vaccination should be maintained for pregnant women as a high priority. PMID: 29232939 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Lactic acid bacteria, commonly used as probiotics to improve digestive health, can offer protection against different subtypes of influenza A virus, resulting in reduced weight loss after virus infection and lower amounts of virus replication in the lungs, according to a study led by Georgia State University. Influenza virus can cause severe respiratory disease in humans.
U.S. Department of Agriculture. 05/2017 This 224-page version of the Red Book, updated in May 2017, provides guidance about responding to avian influenza and reflects the knowledge and lessons learned during several recent outbreaks: 2014-2015, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI); 2016, HPAI/low pathogenicity avian influenza (LPAI) in Indiana; and 2017, HPAI/LPAI in Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, and Georgia. It also incorporates changes made in related Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Plan (FAD PReP) materials. (PDF)
Up to 650 000 deaths annually are associated with respiratory diseases from seasonal influenza, according to new estimates by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC), WHO and global health partners.