Up to 7.3 Million Americans Sickened by Flu So Far, CDC Says Up to 7.3 Million Americans Sickened by Flu So Far, CDC Says

From 69,300 to 83,500 people have been hospitalized with influenza in the past 3 months, according to preliminary in-season estimates of flu burden.Medscape Medical News
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Authors: Kaufman MB Abstract Arikayce (amikacin liposome inhalation suspension) for Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease; Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) for acute uncomplicated influenza; and Nuzyra (omadacycline) for community-acquired bacterial pneumonia and/or acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections. PMID: 30766008 [PubMed]
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The TWiV team discuss the use of quantum dots to study uncoating of influenza virus in real time, and induction of endothelial dysfunction by flavivirus NS1 proteins in a tissue-specific manner. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 534 (58 MB .mp3, 96 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Show notes at microbe.tv/twiv
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This study aims to assess influenza vaccination coverage during three influenza seasons (2012–2015) from a national probability-based sampling survey and evaluate potential factors that influence vaccination uptake among pregnant women.MethodsData from the 2012 through 2015 National Health Interview Surveys were analyzed in 2017. Pregnant women aged 18−49 years were included in the analysis. The Kaplan−Meier survival analysis procedure was used for vaccination coverage in each season. Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression analyses were performed to examine factors associated with vaccination. Ad...
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
The objectives were to assess, among a national sample of obstetrician-gynecologists, practices related to vaccine delivery in non-pregnant patients and factors associated with stocking and administering more than three different vaccines to non-pregnant patients.MethodsE-mail and mail surveys were administered July–October 2015, with analyses performed during October–November 2015 and April–June 2018.ResultsThe response rate was 73% (353/482). Human papillomavirus (92%); influenza (82%); and tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis vaccines (50%) were the vaccines most commonly assessed, with the remaini...
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 February 2019Source: Microbial PathogenesisAuthor(s): Qiyao Hu, Ryan P. Gilley, Peter H. DubeAbstractEnvironmental allergens elicit complex immune responses in the lungs that can promote the development of asthma or exacerbate preexisting asthma in susceptible individuals. House dust mites are one of the most common indoor allergens and are a significant driver of allergic disease. Respiratory infections are known factors in acute exacerbations of asthma but the impact of allergen on the pathogen is not well understood. We investigated the pathogenesis of influenza A infection followin...
Source: Microbial Pathogenesis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 February 2019Source: Library &Information Science ResearchAuthor(s): M. Connor SullivanAbstractOne reason librarians are confident they have a role to play in fighting misinformation is the level of trust in libraries as institutions. Exactly how they might leverage that trust remains unclear and untested. Building on recent work in correcting health misperceptions on social media, this study tests whether libraries can leverage trust to combat misinformation online. Using a misperception about the influenza vaccine as a test case, an experiment (n = 625) was conducted in fall ...
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e Kim Low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) viruses can silently circulate in poultry and wild aquatic birds and potentially mutate into highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses. In the U.S., recent emergence and spread of H7N8 and H7N9 HPAI viruses not only caused devastating losses to domestic poultry but also underscored the capability of LPAI viruses to mutate into HPAI viruses. Therefore, in this study, we evaluated pathogenicity and transmissibility of H7N8 and H7N9 LPAI viruses (the progenitors of HPAI viruses) in chickens and turkeys. We also included H7N2 isolated from an outbreak of LPAI in commercial...
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Publication date: February 2019Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection, Volume 52, Issue 1Author(s): Hsin-Hui Huang, Su-Jung Chen, Tze-Fan Chao, Chia-Jen Liu, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Pesus Chou, Fu-Der WangAbstractBackgroundChronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory disease which causes a considerable disease burden. Patients with COPD are at a higher risk for influenza infection and influenza vaccination are recommended at this high risk patient group. In the current study, we aimed to evaluate the association between influenza vaccination and the risk of respiratory failure (RF) in CO...
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Bioconjugate ChemistryDOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00039
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Abstract In the United States, annual vaccination against seasonal influenza is recommended for all persons aged ≥6 months (https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/whoshouldvax.htm). Effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccine varies by season. During each influenza season since 2004-05, CDC has estimated the effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccine to prevent laboratory-confirmed influenza associated with medically attended acute respiratory illness (ARI). This interim report uses data from 3,254 children and adults enrolled in the U.S. Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Network (U.S. Flu VE Network) during November 2...
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