Survey Reveals Common Misconceptions About Flu, Vaccination

Millennials and African Americans are more likely than other groups to skip their annual flu vaccines, according to the results of a survey commissioned by the AAFP.
Source: AAFP News - Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

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Authors: Bergeron HC, Tripp RA Abstract Introduction. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes lower respiratory tract infections and can lead to morbidity and mortality in the infant, elderly and immunocompromised. There is no vaccine and therapeutic interventions are limited. RSV disease research has yielded the development of several prophylactic and therapeutic treatments. Several promising candidates are currently under investigation.Areas covered. Small and large molecule approaches to RSV treatment were examined and categorized by their mechanism of action using data from PubMed,, and from...
Source: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Investig Drugs Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2020Source: Fish &Shellfish Immunology, Volume 99Author(s): Mostafa Halimi, Mojtaba Alishahi, Mohammad Reza Abbaspour, Masoud Ghorbanpoor, Mohammad Reza Tabandeh
Source: Fish and Shellfish Immunology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
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 &...
Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
Wash your hands. Keep a good supply of essential medicines. Get a flu shot. Experts offer practical tips on how to get ready for a possible outbreak.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news
(Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) A team HKUST scientists has recently identified a set of potential vaccine targets for SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, to guide experimental efforts towards vaccine development against novel pneumonia (COVID-19).
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: news
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
Source: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 February 2020Source: The Lancet Global HealthAuthor(s): Kaja M Abbas, Kevin van Zandvoort, Marc Brisson, Mark Jit
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
In this study, we characterized the antigenic targets of KSHV-specific neutralizing antibodies (nAbs) in asymptomatic KSHV-infected individuals and KS patients with high nAbs titers. We quantified the extent to which various KSHV envelope glycoproteins (gB, ORF28, ORF68, gH, gL, gM, gN and gpK8.1) adsorbed/removed KSHV-specific nAbs from the plasma of infected individuals. Our study revealed that plasma from a majority of KSHV neutralizers recognizes multiple viral glycoproteins. Moreover, the breadth of nAbs responses against these viral glycoproteins varies among endemic KS, epidemic KS and asymptomatic KSHV-infected ind...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Research in chickens has been fundamental for the discovery of basic aspects of the immune system and has led to an interest in the in-depth characterization of avian immune cell types including dendritic cells (DCs). The in vitro generation and expansion of chicken bone marrow-derived DCs (chBMDCs) in the presence of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) has provided a way to study chicken DCs, which are only present at limited cell numbers in vivo. This method has been employed to study the interactions between chicken DCs and pathogens or vaccines. However, a detailed characterization of the chBMDC c...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
In this study, we investigated the genetic diversity of rotaviruses circulating in Lebanon. We genetically characterized the VP4 and VP7 genes encoding the outer capsid proteins of 132 rotavirus-associated gastroenteritis specimens, previously identified in hospitalized children (
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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