Influenza A(H1N2) variant virus – Brazil
On 22 June 2020, the International Health Regualtions (IHR) Focal Point (FP) of Brazil shared a preliminary report with the Panamerican Health Organization, the WHO Regional Office for the Americas of a human infection withInfluenza A(H1N2) variant virus (A(H1N2)v). According to the report, the patient, a 22-year-old female, with no comorbidities, worked in a swine slaughterhouse in Ibipor ã Municipality, Paraná State, and developed an influenza-like illness on 12 April 2020. The patient initially sought medical care on 14 April and a respiratory specimen was obtained on 16 April as part of routine surveillance activities. The patient was treated with oseltamivir, was not hospitaliz ed and has recovered. A real-time RT-PCR test conducted at the public health laboratory identified a non-subtypable influenza A virus. In May 2020, the specimen was forwarded to the Laboratory of Respiratory Virus and Measles, Oswaldo Cruz Institute (FIOCRUZ per its acronym in Portuguese), a national influenza reference laboratory, in Rio de Janeiro. On 22 June, genetic sequencing characterized this virus as an influenza A(H1N2)v virus.
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Publication date: Available online 1 August 2020Source: Brazilian Journal of OtorhinolaryngologyAuthor(s): Mehmet Erkan Kaplama, Ahmet Kürşad Güneş, Burak Erden
Publication date: Available online 1 August 2020Source: Brazilian Journal of OtorhinolaryngologyAuthor(s): Burak Ulkumen, Muhammet Burak Batir, Burcu Artunc Ulkumen, Halil Gursoy Pala, Seda Vatansever, Sirri Cam
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CONCLUSIONS: The ETDQ-7 has previously been validated in English, German, Dutch and Portuguese, demonstrating good clinical relevance. The Danish translation of the ETDQ-7 has produced similar results and may be valuable in diagnosing obstructive ETD and in monitoring the effect of balloon dilation of the Eustachian tube. FUNDING: none. The study was approved by the Danish Data Protection Agency (VD-2018-33, I-Suite 6229). PMID: 32734887 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: The ETDQ-7 has previously been validated in English, German, Dutch and Portuguese, demonstrating good clinical relevance. The Danish translation of the ETDQ-7 has produced similar results and may be valuable in diagnosing obstructive ETD and in monitoring the effect of balloon dilation of the Eustachian tube. FUNDING: none. The study was approved by the Danish Data Protection Agency (VD-2018-33, I-Suite 6229). PMID: 32734886 [PubMed - in process]
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