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”.
CONCLUSION: Results revealed that post-pandemic influenza seasons in Macedonia were rather different. Although the influenza season pattern is similar to patterns in some countries of the WHO European region, some unique characteristics were observed. PMID: 29022683 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions Canadians with diabetes can expect to receive influenza vaccines and have medications renewed at their pharmacies. Many patients with diabetes qualify for a publicly funded medication review, and some provinces allow pharmacists to order and interpret laboratory results. This expanded scope provides greater opportunities for pharmacists to help support patients with diabetes in conjunction with other health-care team members.
Conclusion Multiplex reverse transcription PCR has an excellent potentials for diagnosis of viral pneumonia with a cost effective advantage in assessing simultaneously multiple clinically significant viruses. Rapid antigen tests for diagnosis of variable respiratory viruses, can be useful in etiological diagnosis of community acquired lower respiratory tract infection as well specially with the proved high sensitivity and predectivity in our study.
Authors: Grabowski ML, Kosińska B, Knap JP, Brydak LB Abstract The Spanish influenza pandemic in the years 1918-1920 was the largest and most tragic pandemic of infectious disease in human history. Deciphering the structure of the virus (including the determination of complete genome sequence) of this pandemic and the phylogenetic analysis and explanation of its virulence became possible thanks to molecular genetic analysis of the virus isolated from the fixed and frozen lung tissue of influenza victims who died in 1918 and were buried frozen in Alaska and Spitsbergen. Epidemiological data from the course of this ...
Conclusions: The conditions comprising IAE are heterogeneous with varied clinical features, magnetic resonance imaging changes, and outcomes. Overall, outcome of IAE is poor emphasizing the need for optimized prevention, early recognition, and empiric management.
Background: Influenza is a major cause of respiratory morbidity worldwide. It poses a risk of complications in children with cardiac disease. Influenza vaccine is considered the most effective and safe means of preventing the disease. The aims of this study were to determine the rate of influenza vaccination in children with cardiac disease and to identify the reasons for failure to vaccinate in this patient population. Methods: The study group included 186 children and their parents who attended the cardiology institute of a tertiary pediatric medical center between September and October 2012. Parents were asked to compl...
Sanofi will invest 170 million euros ($202 million) to expand its vaccines manufacturing site at Val-de-Reuil in north-western France, in a drive aimed at boosting the production of one of its influenza vaccines.Reuters Health Information
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AbstractCats are susceptible to influenza A viruses and therefore may act as transmission vectors within households, posing a potential public health concern. Two novel reassortant H5N6 influenza viruses were isolated from cats in Zhejiang Province, Eastern China, in 2016. Both viruses were characterized by whole-genome sequencing with subsequent phylogenetic analysis and genetic comparison. Phylogenetic analysis showed that these viruses received their genes from H5N6, H9N2, and H7N9 influenza viruses isolated from China. These H5N6 viruses were able to replicate in mice without prior adaptation. Our results show that con...