Background: With the clinical development of several antiviral intervention strategies for influenza, it becomes crucial to explore viral load shedding in the nasal cavity as a biomarker for treatment success, but also to explore sampling...
Highlights Over 1,000 host proteins coprecipitate with influenza virus proteinsKnockdown of a subset of these host proteins affects influenza virus replicationThe virus lifecycle involves a network of identified virus-host protein interactionsInhibitory compounds validate several host factors as potential antiviral drug targets
MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A health alert as the number of cases of whooping cough and influenza continue to climb here in Michigan. An outbreak of whooping cough in Grand Traverse County has health officials urging people a...
Background: Influenza A viruses (IAVs) are important pathogens that affect the health of humans and many additional animal species. IAVs are enveloped, negative single-stranded RNA viruses whose genome encodes at least ten proteins.
On 16 December 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 11 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, including 5 deaths.
Outbreak News Today Influenza drug, Rapivab, receives FDA approval Outbreak News Today Rapivab is an inhibitor of influenza virus neuraminidase, an enzyme that releases viral particles from infected cells.
TweetA study published Thursday finds that the Fluzone High-Dose vaccine, which contains four times more antigens than the regular vaccine, benefits elderly recipients who live in long-term care facilities.