Flu cases fall for the first time this awful influenza season

Flu activity is on the decrease for the first time in this fierce flu season, suggesting that the worst may be over, according to a federal health report released Friday. But the intensity of illness caused by the respiratory virus, the worst  since the swine flu pandemic of 2009-2010, continues to take its toll. Another […]Related:CDC warns about salmonella infections traced to kratomHere’s what you should know about the flu season this yearThis season’s flu vaccine is only 36 percent effective, but experts say you should still get it
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Publication date: December 2018Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 55, Issue 6Author(s):
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
In this study, we generated VLPs containing hemagglutinin (HA), neuraminidase (NA) or M1 proteins derived from the A/California/04/09. Mice were immunized intramuscularly with HA-M1, NA-M1 or M1 VLPs and protective immunity was evaluated by assessing lung virus loads against low (5LD50) or high (100LD50) lethal dose of homologous virus challenges. High levels of virus-specific serum IgG antibody responses were induced in mice after HA-M1 VLPs immunization, whereas low or no IgG antibody responses were detected from immunization with NA-M1 VLPs or M1 VLPs, independently. Mice that were immunized with HA-M1 VLPs showed below...
Source: Immunological Investigations - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Immunol Invest Source Type: research
ConclusionPresence of the fosA3 gene on the same common plasmid as blaCTX-M-8 will have to be monitored. This draft genome provides data that will help in tracing the dissemination of this gene and the evolution of its plasmidic support.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe current study indicates that a history of OSAS/CSAS, myocardial infarction and BMI > 30 might be related to ICU admission in influenza patients. Second, ICU patients develop more pulmonary co-infections. Last, (pre-existent) renal failure and diabetes mellitus are more often observed in non-survivors.
Source: Journal of Critical Care - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
LOWELL (CBS) – A second case of measles has been diagnosed in Lowell and there may have been exposure to that person in Chelmsford and Tewksbury, state health officials confirmed Saturday. The latest case was discovered at the Lowell Community Health Center on Thursday, November 15, seven days after a two-year-old boy came down with the measles there. No information was released about the second person. “The individual was present in a number of locations that could have resulted in exposures to other people,” the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said in a statement. “There are no known lin...
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Authors: Han Y, Mesplède T Abstract INTRODUCTION: The Zika virus (ZIKV) infection results in severe neurological complications and has emerged as a threat to public health worldwide. No drugs or vaccines are available for use in the clinic and the need for novel and effective therapeutic agents is urgent. Areas covered: This review describes the latest progress of antiviral development for the treatment of ZIKV infection; it primarily focuses on the literature describing twenty potential anti-ZIKV drugs/agents currently being tested in vivo or in clinical trials. The paper also discusses the need for novel Z...
Source: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Investig Drugs Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2018Source: Materials TodayAuthor(s): Rostyslav Bilyy, Solomiya Paryzhak, Kostiantyn Turcheniuk, Tetiana Dumych, Alexandre Barras, Rabah Boukherroub, Fujia Wang, Gleb Yushin, Sabine SzuneritsAbstractImproving efficiency of an adjuvant, material that enhances the body’s immune response to an antigen, has become vital for the development of safer, cheaper, and more effective next-generation vaccines. Commercial vaccines typically use aluminum salt-based adjuvant particles, most commonly aluminum oxyhydroxide (AlOOH) and aluminum hydroxide (Al(OH)3) based, often referred to...
Source: Materials Today - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2018Source: Seminars in Cell &Developmental Biology, Volume 84Author(s): Christophe Macri, Ee Shan Pang, Timothy Patton, Meredith O’KeeffeAbstractDendritic cells (DC) are professional antigen presenting cells comprising a variety of subsets, as either resident or migrating cells, in lymphoid and non-lymphoid organs.In the steady state DC continually process and present antigens on MHCI and MHCII, processes that are highly upregulated upon activation. By expressing differential sets of pattern recognition receptors different DC subsets are able to respond to a range of pathogenic and dan...
Source: Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2019Source: LWT, Volume 101Author(s): Ivana Nikodinoska, Loredana Baffoni, Diana Di Gioia, Beatriz Manso, Lourdes García-Sánchez, Beatriz Melero, Jordi RoviraAbstractIn the present work, a combined hurdle approach for fermented meat preservation was investigated. Challenge tests were performed in Chorizo sausage model using the maximum allowed NaNO2 amount (150 mg/kg), a reduced amount (75 mg/kg) and no nitrite, with and without protective cultures inoculation. Cocktail strains of L. monocytogenes and Salmonella spp. were used as indicator strains. In a nitrite reduced sausage mode...
Source: LWT Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2018Source: Innovative Food Science &Emerging TechnologiesAuthor(s): Vybhav Vipul Sudhir Gopisetty, Ankit Patras, Brahmaiah Pendyala, Agnes Kilonzo-Nthenge, Ramasamy Ravi, Bharat Pokharel, Lijuan Zhang, Hongwei Si, Michael SasgesAbstractThe impact of UV‑C irradiation at 254 nm on microbial inactivation, cytotoxicity, and sensory properties of cranberry-flavored water (CFW) was studied using a continuous flow-through system. Two different bacterial outbreak strains, Escherichia coli ATCC 700728 and Salmonella enterica serovar Muenchen ATCC BAA 1764, were inactivated by&...
Source: Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
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