Influenza Activity in US Rises Slightly Influenza Activity in US Rises Slightly

Influenza activity in the United States rose slightly during the week ending November 24. Similar bumps during Thanksgiving have occurred in previous flu seasons, according to a CDC report.Medscape Medical News
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Publication date: Available online 8 December 2018Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Mark Ballow, Tiffany Henderson, Christopher Scalchunes, R. Michael Blaese
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
At the University of Zürich, Vincent speaks with virologists Cornel Fraeful, Urs Greber, and Silke Stertz about their careers and their work on AAV2, adenovirus entry, and influenza virus. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>&lt;span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; […]
Source: virology blog - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: This Week in Virology aav adenovirus adenovirus-associated virus genome wide screen helper virus influenza virus viral virus entry viruses Source Type: blogs
(Natural News) An epidemiologic study conducted by researchers from America and Nicaragua showed that obesity increases the period needed for a patient to recover. Their research, which was published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, monitored around 1,700 people from 320 households in Nicaragua for three flu seasons from 2015 to 2017. The participants, which included...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 5 November 2018Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): E.J. Goldstein, R.N. Gunson
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major pathogen of acute respiratory tract infection (ARI) in different geographical regions including Saudi Arabia. Numerous hospital-based investigations have revealed the RSV prevalence between 0.2-54% in the paediatric population with ARI/ALRI from Saudi Arabia during 1991-2015. Maximum RSV infections occurred in children less than 1 year of age (51-97%) and male children (51-69%) were more commonly affected than females (31-49%). RSV infections are reported mostly during winter season suggesting seasonal distribution of the virus. Other respiratory viruses reported from this regio...
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Conclusions: LPM workers in Chongqing showed low level of knowledge, weak perception of susceptibility to avian influenza and inadequate preventive behaviors. Health education campaigns need to better target the knowledge on transmission routes and potential outbreak threat of avian influenza. More attention should be paid to LPM workers who are younger, less educated, with shorter occupational years and lower personal income.
Source: Preventive Veterinary Medicine - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Authors: Feldman C, Shaddock E Abstract INTRODUCTION: Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) are the leading infectious disease cause of death in the world and the fifth overall cause of death. From an epidemiological point of view, most consider pneumonia, influenza, bronchitis (including acute exacerbations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [AECOPD]), and bronchiolitis to be the most important LRTIs. Areas covered: This review will describe the epidemiology of LRTIs in adults focusing on community-acquired pneumonia, influenza, and AECOPD, utilizing data from the more recent literature. Expert commenta...
Source: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Respir Med Source Type: research
Authors: Jiang Y, Wang X Abstract PMID: 30519829 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Protein and Cell - Category: Cytology Tags: Protein Cell Source Type: research
Human rhinovirus (HRV) is the most commonly detected respiratory virus following hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) in both the upper and lower respiratory tract [1,2]. Though rare, once virologically confirmed lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) has developed, mortality rates due to HRV appear to be high (21% to 41%) and even similar to those seen with other respiratory viruses including influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and parainfluenza viruses (PIVs) [3 –5]. Risk factors associated with LRTI in this population have been defined for RSV, PIVs, influenza, and human metapneumovirus (HMPV) [6&n...
Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Kanduc D Abstract Analyses of the peptide sharing between five common human viruses (Borna disease virus, influenza A virus, measles virus, mumps virus and rubella virus) and the human proteome highlight a massive viral vs. human peptide overlap that is mathematically unexpected. Evolutionarily, the data underscore a strict relationship between viruses and the origin of eukaryotic cells. Indeed, according to the viral eukaryogenesis hypothesis and in light of the endosymbiotic theory, the first eukaryotic cell (our lineage) originated as a consortium consisting of an archaeal ancestor of the eukaryotic cyt...
Source: Biological Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Tags: Biol Chem Source Type: research
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