Surveillance of influenza and other respiratory viruses in the UK: Winter 2017-18

This report describes influenza activity experienced in UK from week 40, 2017 to week 15, 2018 and includes observations and commentary from the childhood vaccination programme and activity of other seasonal and novel respiratory viruses.
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Publication date: Available online 18 January 2019Source: Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Anne Nolan, Cathal McCrory, Patrick MooreAbstractThere is extensive empirical evidence that personality is associated with many outcomes and behaviours, such as educational outcomes, labour market participation, savings behaviour, health behaviours, physical health status and mortality. Use of preventive healthcare services (e.g., vaccinations, screening, etc.) is a potential pathway explaining the link between personality and health, and is an important component of healthy ageing. We examine the association between personality traits ...
Source: Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2019Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 56, Issue 2Author(s):
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Authors: Gary EN, Kutzler MA Abstract A myriad of pathogens gain access to the host via the mucosal route; thus, vaccinations that protect against mucosal pathogens are critical. Pathogens such as HIV, HSV, and influenza enter the host at mucosal sites such as the intestinal, urogenital, and respiratory tracts. All currently licensed vaccines mediate protection by inducing the production of antibodies which can limit pathogen replication at the site of infection. Unfortunately, parenteral vaccination rarely induces the production of an antigen-specific antibody at mucosal surfaces and thus relies on transudation of...
Source: Journal of Immunology Research - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: J Immunol Res Source Type: research
QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged 18-64 Years Who Had an Influenza Vaccination† in the Past 12 Months, by Sex and Current Asthma Status§ - National Health Interview Survey,¶ 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2019 Jan 18;68(2):48 Authors: PMID: 30653485 [PubMed - in process]
Source: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl... - Category: Epidemiology Tags: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Source Type: research
ick The 2nd Symposium of the Canadian Society for Virology (CSV2018) was held in June 2018 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, as a featured event marking the 200th anniversary of Dalhousie University. CSV2018 attracted 175 attendees from across Canada and around the world, more than double the number that attended the first CSV symposium two years earlier. CSV2018 provided a forum to discuss a wide range of topics in virology including human, veterinary, plant, and microbial pathogens. Invited keynote speakers included David Kelvin (Dalhousie University and Shantou University Medical College) who provided a historical pe...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Meeting Report Source Type: research
BOSTON (CBS) — Could the bacteria that live in your nose and throat help protect you from the flu? Researchers at the University of Michigan say it’s possible. Researchers collected samples of nose and throat bacteria from people who were living with someone sick with influenza. They found that people with a certain community of bacteria – in other words, a certain microbiome – were more susceptible to catching it. This suggests that the bacteria that live in people’s nasal passages or throat might affect their chances of infections and could perhaps affect how they respond to vaccines. (WBZ-T...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news
A new cell-based seasonal influenza vaccine has been issued marketing approval by the European Commission and will be available for the 2019/2020 flu season.
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Authors: Blot M, Chavanet P, Piroth L Abstract Lower respiratory infections remain the deadliest communicable disease in the world. Influenza infections are particularly involved, whether intrinsically, or more frequently, by promoting bacterial infections and superinfections. The flu is also responsible for the decompensation of many comorbidities and could lead to some myocardial infarction and stroke. The effect of antiviral therapies is limited but preventives measures, such as vaccination, remain a major public health issue. The flu is a major challenge at all levels and all times, from vaccine prevention, to ...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 January 2019Source: Molecular and Biochemical ParasitologyAuthor(s): Chunhui Duan, Dandan Hu, Xinming Tang, Jingxia Suo, Si wang, Sixin Zhang, Geru Tao, Chao Li, Chaoyue Wang, Xiaolong Gu, Xiaoli Tang, Guangping Huang, Biqi Xiang, Shaoqiang Wu, Choukri Ben Mamoun, Xun Suo, Xianyong LiuAbstractEimeria spp., the causative agents of coccidiosis, are the most common protozoan pathogens of chickens. Infection with these parasites can result in poor development or death of animals leading to a devastating economic impact on poultry production. The establishment of transfection protocols for ...
Source: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Source Type: research
(Natural News) Mass vaccination against the pandemic influenza A/H1N1 infection fell short on expected results, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. Researchers examined a cohort of 388,069 patients younger than 65 years old, who were given the H1N1 vaccination between November 2009 and January 2010 when the transmission of pandemic influenza was...
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