Here ’ s what you should know about the flu season this year

This post has been updated. This year's flu season is turning out to be so intense that the number of people seeking care at doctors' offices and emergency rooms is almost as high as levels reported during the peak of the 2009-2010 swine flu pandemic, federal officials have said. It has already caused the most hospitalizations […]Related:Flu cases fall for the first time this awful influenza seasonCDC seeks new labs for bioterror pathogens to replace aging facilityCDC warns about salmonella infections traced to kratom
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Publication date: Available online 17 November 2018Source: Preventive Veterinary MedicineAuthor(s): Fereshteh Ansari, Hadi Pourjafar
Source: Preventive Veterinary Medicine - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
The TWiVidae review universal influenza vaccines that are in clinical trials, and discovery of an atypical parvovirus that causes chronic kidney disease in middle aged, immunocompromised laboratory mice.  Click arrow to play Download TWiV 520 (70 MB .mp3, 116 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Show […]
Source: virology blog - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: This Week in Virology chronic kidney disease clinical trial HA stalk vaccine immunocompromised immunosufficient influenza kidney fibrosis parvovirus peptide tubulointerstitial nephropathy universal influenza vaccine viral viruses Source Type: blogs
Health officials: No reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey
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The TWiVidae review universal influenza vaccines that are in clinical trials, and discovery of an atypical parvovirus that causes chronic kidney disease in middle aged, immunocompromised laboratory mice. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit,  Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode PhD and postdoctoral programs at Dept of Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai MSc program Molecular Biology and Pathology of Viruses, Univ Colleg...
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In this study, the effects of dam and seqA genes on the formation of pellicle and biofilm was determined using five different Salmonella serovars S. Group C1 (DMC2 encoded), S. Typhimurium (DMC4 encoded), S. Virchow (DMC11 encoded), S. Enteritidis (DMC22 encoded), and S. Montevideo (DMC89 encoded). dam and seqA mutants in Salmonella serovars were performed by the single step lambda red recombination method. The mutants obtained were examined according to the properties of biofilm on the polystyrene surfaces and the pellicle formation on the liquid medium. As a result of these investigations, it was determined that the biof...
Source: Pathogens and Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pathog Glob Health Source Type: research
r Lal Influenza still remains one of the most challenging diseases, posing a significant threat to public health. Host lipid rafts play a critical role in influenza A virus (IAV) assembly and budding, however, their role in polyvalent IAV host binding and endocytosis had remained elusive until now. In the present study, we observed co-localization of IAV with a lipid raft marker ganglioside, GM1, on the host surface. Further, we isolated the lipid raft micro-domains from IAV infected cells and detected IAV protein in the raft fraction. Finally, raft disruption using Methyl-β-Cyclodextrin revealed significant r...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article 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
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
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