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Flu in U.S. now widespread but season may be peaking: CDC

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Seasonal influenza is now widespread across the continental United States, causing severe illness and rising numbers of hospitalizations, but this year's outbreak may be peaking, government health officials said on Friday.
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Devinder Midha, Arun Kumar, Pratibha Vasudev, Zafar Ahmad Iqbal, Amit Kumar MandalIndian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):384-387The year 2009–2010 saw H1N1 influenza outbreaks occurring in almost all countries of the world, causing the WHO to declare it a pandemic of an alert level of 6. In India, H1N1 influenza outbreaks were again reported in late 2014 and early 2015. Since then, sporadic cases of H1N1 influenza have been reported. H1N1 influenza usually presents itself with respiratory tract symptoms. In a minority of patients, abdominal symptoms may occur as well. Acute influenza-associated encephalo...
Source: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Source Type: research
An active component containing pterodontic acid and pterodondiol isolated from Laggera pterodonta inhibits influenza A virus infection through the TLR7/MyD88/TRAF6/NF‑κB signaling pathway. Mol Med Rep. 2018 May 02;: Authors: Wang Y, Li J, Yan W, Chen Q, Jiang Z, Zhang R, Pan X, Wang X Abstract The influenza virus is a pathogen that can cause pandemic and epidemic outbreaks, and therefore represents a severe threat to human health. Antiviral drugs have an important role in the prevention and treatment of influenza, although the increasing emergence of drug resistance has given rise to a requirem...
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
Authors: McRae JE, Quinn HE, Macartney K Abstract Introduction: The Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) network is a hospital-based active surveillance system employing prospective case ascertainment for selected serious childhood conditions, particularly vaccine preventable diseases and potential adverse events following immunisation (AEFI). PAEDS data is used to better understand these conditions, inform policy and practice under the National Immunisation Program, and enable rapid public health responses for certain conditions of public health importance. PAEDS enhances data available from oth...
Source: Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Commun Dis Intell Q Rep Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 2 May 2018 Source:Preventive Veterinary Medicine Author(s): Mohammad Mahmudul Hassan, Md. Ahasanul Hoque, Beata Ujvari, Marcel Klaassen Live bird markets (LBM) are important for trading poultry in many developing countries where they are being considered hotspots of Avian Influenza Virus (AIV) prevalence and contamination. An active surveillance for Avian Influenza Virus (AIV) was conducted on four species of LBM birds (chickens, ducks, quails and pigeons) from 10 of the largest LBM in Chittagong, Bangladesh, and two species of peri-domestic wild birds (house crow and Asian pied starling...
Source: Preventive Veterinary Medicine - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
This study aims to quantify the contact rates associated with the movement of people, and movements of live birds and products and equipment that affect the risk of HPAIV H5N1 transmission between poultry farms in Indonesia. On 124 poultry farms in 6 districts in West Java, logbooks were distributed to record the movements of farmers/staff and visitors and their poultry contacts. Most movements in backyard chicken, commercial native chicken, broiler and duck farms were visits to and from other poultry farms, whilst in layer farms visits to and from poultry companies, visits to egg collection houses and visit from other pou...
Source: Preventive Veterinary Medicine - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Conclusions This investigation into a probable outbreak provides evidence of transmission of psittacosis in one or more office workers with no direct bird contact. In light of this clinicians and public health professionals should be aware of the possibility of psittacosis in cases of severe respiratory illness reporting no overt bird contact and consider it on their list of differential diagnoses in situations where indirect exposure to birds is possible, but not necessarily obvious. Competing Interests The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. Corresponding Author John Mair-Jenkins: john.mairjenkins...
Source: PLOS Currents Outbreaks - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate timeliness and da ta quality of national outbreak reporting for four countries in the Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance network (MBDS). Data on disease outbreaks occurring from 2010 to 2015 were obtained from the national disease surveillance reports of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Data included total cas es, geographical information, and dates at different timeline milestones in the outbreak detection process. Nine diseases or syndromes with public health importance were selected for the analysis including: dengue, food poisoning&diarrhea, severe diarrhea, diphtheria, measles, ...
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractThe recent outbreak of avian influenza in the poultry sector of Cameroon has raised a concern about the level of implementation of biosecurity measures (BM) on poultry farms. Therefore, a study using a questionnaire on 102 randomly selected poultry farms was undertaken. Some measures with high adoption levels (>  90%) included “protection of airing openings of poultry barns by a wire mesh,” “no external animal allowed to enter the farm,” “respect of all-in all-out principle,” “functional footbath,” “rodent control,” and “feedstuff protectio...
Source: Tropical Animal Health and Production - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
100 years have passed since the first well documented influenza pandemic of the 20th century. Today, the majority of the influenza virus burden is known to be caused by two main types of influenza virus —type A and type B. Human influenza A viruses generally stem from birds and swine, whereas influenza B viruses do not have a known animal reservoir, and simply circulate among human beings. Although pandemics occur unexpectedly, these outbreaks are theorised to emerge after a lengthy reassortment process, and not from the direct introduction of an avian virus into human beings.
Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, EarlyView.
Source: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Source Type: research
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