A Concurrent Comparison of the Epidemiology and Clinical Presentation of Patients Hospitalized with Pandemic 2009 (H1N1) Influenza and Seasonal Influenza-A in Sub-himalayan Region of Himachal Pradesh.

Conclusions: The clinical features and outcomes of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza and current circulating seasonal influenza A strains were comparable in hospitalised patients. However, since both seasonal and pandemic influenza can lead to significant morbidity and mortality, the impact of pre-existing seasonal influenza should not be underestimated during the pandemic period. PMID: 31304711 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research

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Source: LWT Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2019Source: International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug ResistanceAuthor(s): Ritika Sengupta, Shibabrata Mukherjee, Srija Moulik, Sneha Mitra, Surya Jyati Chaudhuri, Nilay Kanti Das, Uttara Chatterjee, Mitali ChatterjeeAbstractPost Kala-azar Dermal Leishmaniasis (PKDL), a sequel of apparently cured Visceral Leishmaniasis presents in South Asia with papulonodular (polymorphic) or hypomelanotic lesions (macular). Till date, the polymorphic variant was considered predominant, constituting 85–90%. However, following active-case surveillance, the proportion of macula...
Source: International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance - Category: Parasitology Source Type: research
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Source: Preventive Veterinary Medicine - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
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Source: Critical Care Clinics - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Tags: Preface Source Type: research
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news
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Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Thyroid Research - Category: Endocrinology Tags: J Thyroid Res Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Int J Endocrinol Source Type: research
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Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
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