Virulence factor of the influenza A virus mapped in real-time

(Kanazawa University) In a recent study published in BBA -- General Subjects, Kanazawa university researchers have used high-speed microscopy to investigate native structure and conformational dynamics of hemagglutinin in influenza A.
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Publication date: Available online 21 May 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): G. Hills, M. Kennedy, O. Ahmed, J.W. Tang
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Authors: Quirós González V, Rodríguez-Pérez P, Eiros Bouza JM PMID: 31196665 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology - Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Tags: Articles Source Type: research
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Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsOlder age, history of atrial fibrillation and pneumonia are associated with increased risk of influenza-associated in-hospital and 90-day mortality. Statin use may decrease 90-day mortality.
Source: Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 June 2019Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Alexandros Psarris, Michael Sindos, Georgios Daskalakis, Maria Eleni Chondrogianni, Stefani Panayiotou, Panagiotis Antsaklis, Dimitrios LoutradisAbstractMaternal immunization during pregnancy provide protection for the mother and the fetus against certain pathogens. Immunizations during pregnancy are divided to routine immunizations recommended for all pregnant women, immunizations for certain medical indications and vaccines that are potentially harmful during pregnancy and should be avo...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Source: Euro Surveill - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research
Background: A/H5N1 influenza virus has significant pandemic potential, and vaccination is the main prophylactic measure. This phase 2, randomized, observer-blind, multicenter study evaluated the safety and immunogenicity of two MF59-adjuvanted, cell culture-derived H5N1 (aH5N1c) vaccine formulations in healthy pediatric subjects 6 months to 17 years old. Methods: Subjects (N = 662) received 2 aH5N1c doses 3 weeks apart, containing either 7.5 μg (full dose) or 3.75 μg (half dose) hemagglutinin antigen per dose. Local reactions and adverse events (AEs) were assessed by age. Antibody responses were measured by hema...
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Vaccine Reports Source Type: research
We examined environmental asthma triggers, including outdoor allergens (i.e., mold and pollen), particulate pollution, and influenza-like illness. Analyses included descriptive statistics and Poisson time-series regression. Results: During 2013, there were 550,655 medical asthma claims reported to the Puerto Rico Healthcare Utilization database, representing 148 asthma claims/1,000 persons; 71% of asthma claims were outpatient visits, 19% were hospitalizations, and 10% were ED visits. Females (63%), children aged ≤9 years (77% among children), and adults aged ≥45 years (80% among adults) had the majorit...
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
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