Early Season Pediatric Influenza B/Victoria Virus Infections Associated with a Recently Emerged Virus Subclade -- Louisiana, 2019
This report describes CDC's and Louisiana health officials'investigation of the state's early and intense flu activity in the fall of 2019
A cruise ship from the Miami-based cruise line MSC Cruises has been denied entry to the Cayman Islands and Jamaica amid fears of the novel coronavirus. The MSC Meraviglia from was blocked from entering the port in Ochos Rios, Jamaica on Tuesday, health officials said. The ship, carrying more than 4,500 passengers and over 1,600 crew members on a 14-day cruise of the Caribbean, was denied entry after health officials found that one crew member, reporting flu-like symptoms, had been placed in isolation. “The crew member had a cough, fever and associated muscle pains with a travel history to a country of interest relati...
According to a Feb. 21Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the CDC, the current influenza vaccine has been 45% effective overall against 2019-2020 seasonal influenza A and B viruses.
Okay, I'm not an epidemiologist or a virologist. But I do know something about those subjects, I'm a public health professor, and I am an expert in clinical communication and risk communication. So I'm going to offer some observations that I hope will help people keep this public health scare in proper perspective and maybe be of practical use.There are two important parameters we need to understand the risk caused by any communicable disease. I'm going to broadly say transmissibility, and the probability that exposure will lead to serious disease.We often see transmissibility represented as a single number, called R0 or &...
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) In the Federal State of Brandenburg, a case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (often referred to as bird flu) was found in a wild goose, caused by a virus of the H5N8 subtype. According to the current state of scientific knowledge, it is unlikely that the pathogen can be transmitted to humans via food.
Contributors : Qingtao Liu ; Yin Li ; Jing YangSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Gallus gallusWe analyze the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) at the transcriptome level in chicken DCs infected with H9N2 influenza virus compared to mock infection by high-throughput RNA-sequencing technology, and found that H9N2 influenza virus infection induced a strong innate immune response in chicken DCs, but impaired the antigen-processing and –presenting capacity of this cell,
Publication date: July 2019Source: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, Volume 32, Issue 7Author(s): Shao Min YAN, Guang WU
Publication date: July 2019Source: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, Volume 32, Issue 7Author(s): Xue Ting FAN, Yun Long WANG, Qiu Dong SU, Feng QIU, Yao YI, Zhi Yuan JIA, Da Yan WANG, Kun QIN, Ye Ning ZOU, Sheng Li BI, Li Ping SHEN
Associations between influenza infection and psychosis have been reported since the eighteenth century, with acute “psychoses of influenza” documented during multiple pandemics. In the late 20th century, reports of a season-of-birth effect in schizophrenia were supported by large-scale ecological and sero-epidemiological studies suggesting that maternal influenza infection increases the risk of psychosis in offspring. We examine the evidence for the association between influenza infection and schizophrenia risk, before reviewing possible mechanisms via which this risk may be conferred. Maternal immune activatio...