Global influenza strategy 2019-2030

This strategy aims to protect people in all countries from the threat of influenza. The goal of the strategy is to prevent seasonal influenza, control the spread of influenza from animals to humans, and prepare for the next influenza pandemic.
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Countries around the world have introduced stringent control measures to stop COVID-19 outbreaks growing, but now many find themselves facing the same situation again. From Melbourne to Miami, the relaxation of measures had led to increasing flare-ups, which in some places has already meant reclosing schools, businesses or travel routes. Within the U.S. and among different countries, places with wildly varying public-health policies have experienced wildly diverse outcomes. Most ominously, infections are rising rapidly in many places where they once were falling. So how do countries avoid an indefinite, unsustainable, cycl...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
My boys do not want to wear pants.A small factor, but part of the reason they campaigned for remote learning. My daughter, who generally prefers clothing, remained on the fence.The remote vs. in-person learning decision has so many different factors it is very difficult as a pediatrician to give families a single clear answer.As new data emerges, it further confounds a family ’s decision that seemed crystal clear just 2 internet articles ago.Several people have asked point blank, “What are you doing for your own kids?”If I have left your text unanswered or have not replied to your email or Facebook commen...
Source: A Pediatrician's Blog - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: blogs
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Source: Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
The new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19, has become a public health emergency of global concern. Like the SARS and influenza pandemics, there have been a large number of cases coinfected with other viruses, fungi, and bacteria, some of which originate from the oral cavity. Capnocytophaga, Veillonella, and other oral opportunistic pathogens were found in the BALF of the COVID-19 patients by mNGS. Risk factors such as poor oral hygiene, cough, increased inhalation under normal or abnormal conditions, and mechanical ventilation provide a pathway for oral microorganisms to enter the lower respiratory tract and th...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Authors: Erat T, Özdemir H, Taşkınoğlu T, İnce E, Çiftçi E Abstract Influenza is an important cause of respiratory illness in children and is still an important cause of morbidity and mortality in children. The influenza virus subtypes determine the prevalence of the epidemic and pandemic influenza, the hospitalization and mortality rates in children each year. Surveillance of the circulation of different influenza virus strains is important in ensuring a good strain con-cordance for the composition of the annual influenza vaccine. The Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network® (GIHS...
Source: Mikrobiyoloji Bulteni - Category: Microbiology Tags: Mikrobiyol Bul Source Type: research
By MICHEL ACCAD, MD With cases of COVID-19 either disappeared or rapidly diminishing from places like Wuhan, Italy, New York, and Sweden, many voices are speculating that herd immunity may have been reached in those areas and that it may be at hand in the remaining parts of the world that are still struggling with the pandemic.  Lockdowns should end—or may not have been needed to begin with, they conclude. Adding plausibility to their speculation is the discovery of biological evidence suggesting that prior exposure to other coronaviruses may confer some degree of immunity against SARS-CoV...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: COVID-19 Health Policy immunity MICHEL ACCAD Pandemic Source Type: blogs
With no evidence of seasonal variations, the WHO warns the initial coronavirus pandemic is continuing and acceleratingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Covid-19 pandemic is currently unfolding in “one big wave” with no evidence that it follows seasonal variations common to influenza and other coronaviruses, such as the common cold, the World Health Organization has warned.Amid continued debates over what constitutes a second wave, a resurgence or seasonal return of the disease, Margaret Harris, a WHO spokesperson, insisted that these discussions are not a helpful way to under...
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Teresa Joseph Thanks to a U.S. Department of Defense contract for as much as $9.5 million, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and partners aim to develop a portable device to easily and accurately detects biological threats, including the virus that causes COVID-19. Today College of Medicine – Phoenix2017.07.28 ANBM Lab Shoot-1854-web-web.jpg Researchers in the Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine in the College of Medicine – Phoenix work to create devices and diagnostics focused on personalized medicine. The center is leading an effort to develop a device for easy, qu...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: research
Recognition of the association between acute and subacute different neuropsychiatric manifestations with the infection by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the cause of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, is progressively being recognized [1]. The potential emergence of late onset neuropsychiatric manifestations after infection with SARS-CoV-2 remains to be discussed. After the “Spanish” influenza pandemic in the 20th century, an outbreak of encephalitis lethargica (EL) [2], a neuropsychiatric disorder of possible autoimmune origin emerged occurring soon after t...
Source: Journal of the Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
heraz Khan The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has spread globally and has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. While influenza virus shows seasonality, it is unknown if COVID-19 has any weather-related affect. In this work, we analyze the patterns in local weather of all the regions affected by COVID-19 globally. Our results indicate that approximately 85% of the COVID-19 reported cases until 1 May 2020, making approximately 3 million reported cases (out of approximately 29 million tests performed) have occurred in regions with temperature between 3 and 17 °C and absolute humidity between ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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