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Hong Kong follows up on confirmed human H9N2 influenza case

Hong Kong follows up on confirmed human H9N2 influenza case | Influenza | Scoop.it
TweetAn 86-year-old man tested positive for influenza A H9N2, a strain of avian flu, and is currently in stable condition, Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection said on Monday. The man is a Hong Kong resident living in Shenzhen, China.
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Global circulation patterns of seasonal influenza viruses vary with antigenic drift : Nature : Nature Publishing Group

Global circulation patterns of seasonal influenza viruses vary with antigenic drift : Nature : Nature Publishing Group | Influenza | Scoop.it
Understanding the spatiotemporal patterns of emergence and circulation of new human seasonal influenza virus variants is a key scientific and public health challenge. The global circulation patterns of influenza A/H3N2 viruses are well characterized, but the patterns of A/H1N1 and B viruses have remained largely unexplored. Here we show that the global circulation patterns of A/H1N1 (up to 2009), B/Victoria, and B/Yamagata viruses differ substantially from those of A/H3N2 viruses, on the basis of analyses of 9,604 haemagglutinin sequences of human seasonal influenza viruses from 2000 to 2012. Whereas genetic variants of A/H3N2 viruses did not persist locally between epidemics and were reseeded from East and Southeast Asia, genetic variants of A/H1N1 and B viruses persisted across several seasons and exhibited complex global dynamics with East and Southeast Asia playing a limited role in disseminating new variants. The less frequent global movement of influenza A/H1N1 and B viruses coincided with slower rates of antigenic evolution, lower ages of infection, and smaller, less frequent epidemics compared to A/H3N2 viruses. Detailed epidemic models support differences in age of infection, combined with the less frequent travel of children, as probable drivers of the differences in the patterns of global circulation, suggesting a complex interaction between virus evolution, epidemiology, and human behaviour.
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Nature: Risk Assessment of Recent Egyptian H5N1 Influenza Viruses

#11,986 Over the summer of 2014, HPAI H5N1 picked up several key mutations in Egypt (see Eurosurveillance: Emergence O
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Cell Host Microbe: Genesis, Evolution and Prevalence of HPAI H5N6 In China

#11,974 Almost from the time it was first observed in a Sichaun poultry dealer in the spring of 2014, HPAI H5N6 - a reassortmen
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Japan: H5N6 Spreading Rapidly Via Migratory Birds

Japan: H5N6 Spreading Rapidly Via Migratory Birds | Influenza | Scoop.it
#11,969 Similar to what we are seeing with H5N8 in Europe and the Middle East, HPAI H5N6 has aggressively taken win
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WHO Global Influenza Update #275

WHO Global Influenza Update #275 | Influenza | Scoop.it
#11,863 This time of year, when influenza activity is in steep decline in the Southern Hemisphere but not yet surgin
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Avian Flu Diary: Emerg. Microbes & Inf.: Prevalence Of Influenza A in North Atlantic Gray Seals

Avian Flu Diary: Emerg. Microbes & Inf.: Prevalence Of Influenza A in North Atlantic Gray Seals | Influenza | Scoop.it
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Avian Flu Diary: Genetic Characterization of Avian Influenza Viruses In Vietnamese LBMs

Avian Flu Diary: Genetic Characterization of Avian Influenza Viruses In Vietnamese LBMs | Influenza | Scoop.it
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Avian Flu Diary: Sci Rpts: Characterization of Avian H7N2 in Wild Birds and Pikas in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Area

Avian Flu Diary: Sci Rpts: Characterization of Avian H7N2 in Wild Birds and Pikas in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Area | Influenza | Scoop.it
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Avian Flu Diary: Eurosurveillance: Emergence of A(H1N1)pdm09 Genogroup 6B In India, 2015

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Serial passaging causes extensive positive selection in seasonal influenza A hemagglutinin

bioRxiv - the preprint server for biology, operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a research and educational institution
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Avian Flu Diary: CDC Guidance For People Exposed To Birds Carrying Avian Flu Viruses

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South Korean CDC Issues Early Influenza Epidemic Warning

#11,994 Although seasonal influenza hasn't really taken off in North America yet, we are already seeing reports in Easter
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EID Journal: Characterization of a Novel Human Influenza A(H1N2) Virus Variant, Brazil

#11,978 Although it is rarely remembered footnote today, between 2000 and 2003 we saw a brief introduction of a huma
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Taiwan Detects Environmental LPAI H5 & H7 Viruses In Local Wetlands

#11,972 The same migratory flyway that is funneling avian H5N6 to South Korea, Japan, and points south also passes ove
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EID Journal: HPAI A(H5Nx) Viruses With Altered H5 Receptor-Binding Specificity

#11,932 The remarkable global spread of the recently emerged HPAI H5 clade 2.3.4.4 ( includes H5N8 & H5N6 ) viruses
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Avian Flu Diary: J. Virology: Introduction, Reassortment and Persistence of Diverse Influenza A Viruses in Antarctica

Avian Flu Diary: J. Virology: Introduction, Reassortment and Persistence of Diverse Influenza A Viruses in Antarctica | Influenza | Scoop.it
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Avian Flu Diary: J. Virol: A Single Mutation Enhances H9N2 Binding To Human-Like Sialic Acid Receptors

Avian Flu Diary: J. Virol: A Single Mutation Enhances H9N2 Binding To Human-Like Sialic Acid Receptors | Influenza | Scoop.it
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Avian Flu Diary: PNAS: The Enigma Of Disappearing HPAI H5 In North American Migratory Waterfowl

Avian Flu Diary: PNAS: The Enigma Of Disappearing HPAI H5 In North American Migratory Waterfowl | Influenza | Scoop.it
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Avian Flu Diary: NEJM: Prolonged Shedding of Zika Virus Associated with Congenital Infection

Avian Flu Diary: NEJM: Prolonged Shedding of Zika Virus Associated with Congenital Infection | Influenza | Scoop.it
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Avian Flu Diary: JID: Benefits Of Early Use of Influenza Antivirals In Pregnancy

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Avian Flu Diary: WHO: Influenza at the Human-Animal Interface - January 2016

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