Survey of Adult Influenza Vaccination Practices and Perspectives Among US Primary Care Providers (2016 –2017 Influenza Season)

ConclusionsPhysicians identified barriers to successfully communicating about adult influenza vaccination but few effective strategies to counter them. Interventions to promote self-efficacy in communication and under-utilized practice-based immunization strategies are needed.
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

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ConclusionsAlthough maternal Tdap and influenza vaccination coverage increased substantially from 2010 to 2017 among large, geographically diverse U.S. cohorts, coverage remained suboptimal, potentially putting newborns at risk of pertussis and influenza. Strategies to increase maternal vaccination coverage could target women identified to have a reduced likelihood of vaccination: those who are younger, black, residing in rural areas, with multiple gestation, and a prepregnancy inpatient admission.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Condition:   Vaccine Response Impaired Intervention:   Biological: Influenza Vaccination Sponsors:   University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland;   University of Oslo;   University of Oxford;   Academisch Medisch Centrum - Universiteit van Amsterdam (AMC-UvA) Enrolling by invitation
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusions: Regular molecular surveillance of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 is important to monitor the viral behavior in terms of increase virulence, drug resistance pattern and emergence of novel strains.
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Source Type: research
Influenza virus (flu) caused the worst disease mediated devastation in recorded human history in 1918, when global death was estimated to be between 50 and 100 million people [1]. Flu continues to kill more people every year with no apparent decrease in its pathogenicity despite advancement in our understanding of the disease and with the availability of vaccines and antiviral agents. Last year, the death toll of influenza was estimated to be 80 000 in the USA alone, making it the most lethal infectious disease [2]. One apparent change that occurred in the influenza virus is the emergence of influenza B strain as a signifi...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Editorials Source Type: research
ez MF Abstract Since the emergence of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) H9N2 viruses in Morocco in 2016, severe respiratory problems have been encountered in the field. Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is often detected together with H9N2, suggesting disease exacerbation in cases of co-infections. This hypothesis was therefore tested and confirmed in laboratory conditions using specific pathogen free chickens. Most common field vaccine programs were then tested to compare their efficacies against these two co-infecting agents. IBV γCoV/chicken/Morocco/I38/2014 (Mor-IT02) and LPAI virus A/chicken/Morocco...
Source: Avian Pathology - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Avian Pathol Source Type: research
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Source: Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: NBP607-QIV, a novel cIIV4, showed good immunogenicity to all 4 influenza strains and had tolerable safety profiles in children and adolescents. Moreover, NBP607-QIV was more immunogenic against influenza B compared with the control, an egg-based subunit vaccine.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Vaccine Reports Source Type: research
Publication date: 13 August 2019Source: Cell Reports, Volume 28, Issue 7Author(s): Amania A. Sheikh, Lucy Cooper, Meiqi Feng, Fernando Souza-Fonseca-Guimaraes, Fanny Lafouresse, Brigette C. Duckworth, Nicholas D. Huntington, James J. Moon, Marc Pellegrini, Stephen L. Nutt, Gabrielle T. Belz, Kim L. Good-Jacobson, Joanna R. GroomSummaryFollowing infection, inflammatory cues upregulate core transcriptional programs to establish pathogen-specific protection. In viral infections, T follicular helper (TFH) cells express the prototypical T helper 1 transcription factor T-bet. Several studies have demonstrated essential but confl...
Source: Cell Reports - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
AbstractWinter flu is an epidemic infectious disease which sometimes causes serious complications in vulnerable people treated in general practice. Currently, the most effective means of prevention is influenza vaccination, which is recommended for healthcare professionals, including general medicine interns. The target of 75% coverage set by WHO for healthcare professional is rarely reached. Our survey provides an assessment of reported influenza vaccination of general medicine interns (GMI) and evaluates factors influencing their vaccination status. A cross-sectional survey was conducted from 27 September to 2 November 2...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 -- Among elderly patients, influenza vaccination is associated with a reduced risk for dying in the year following discharge from an intensive care unit (ICU), according to a study published in the July issue of Intensive Care...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
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