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Viral evolution: Past, present and future of influenza viruses : Nature Reviews Microbiology : Nature Publishing Group

Viral evolution: Past, present and future of influenza viruses : Nature Reviews Microbiology : Nature Publishing Group | Influenza | Scoop.it
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Seasonality in the migration and establishment of H3N2 Influenza lineages with epidemic growth and decline

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Influenza A/H3N2 has been circulating in humans since 1968, causing considerable morbidity and mortality.
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Infectious Diseases: Pandemic, Epidemic and Disaster-Related Outbreaks

Resources from the National Library of Medicine about pandemic, epidemic and disaster-related infectious disease outbreaks.
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Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China - World Health Organization (press release)

On 27 December 2014, the Department of Health, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region confirmed a human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.
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Birds of ill omen – is H7N9 the harbinger of the next pandemic?

RT @MicrobesInfect: Birds of ill omen – is #H7N9 the harbinger of the next pandemic? http://t.co/lJBKGOCmWz
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Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report | Seasonal Influenza (Flu) | CDC

Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report | Seasonal Influenza (Flu) | CDC | Influenza | Scoop.it
Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report: FluView - CDC
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Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine | Seasonal Influenza (Flu) | CDC

Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine - CDC
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Avian Flu Diary: PNAS: Evolution Of H9N2 And It’s Effect On The Genesis Of H7N9

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Sampling variability between two mid-turbinate swabs of the same patient has implications for influenza viral load monitoring

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...
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Use of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N1) Gain-Of-Function Studies for Molecular-Based Surveillance and Pandemic Preparedness

Influenza A H5N1 GOF Studies and Molecular-Based Surveillance and Pandemic Preparedness. http://t.co/6v811MZ4Vl #mBio #H5N1 #GOF #PPP #ASM
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Influenza Virus-Host Interactome Screen as a Platform for Antiviral Drug Development: Cell Host & Microbe

Influenza Virus-Host Interactome Screen as a Platform for Antiviral Drug Development: Cell Host & Microbe | Influenza | Scoop.it
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

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Whooping cough and influenza cases climbing in Michigan - WWMT-TV

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...
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Heterosubtypic antibodies to influenza A virus have limited activity against cell-bound virus but are not impaired by strain-specific serum antibodies.

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The Influenza Virus Neuraminidase Protein Transmembrane and Head Domains Have Coevolved

The Influenza Virus Neuraminidase Protein Transmembrane and ... - Journal of Virology http://t.co/cAcXithymr (news)
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Evolution of the H9N2 influenza genotype that facilitated the genesis of the novel H7N9 virus

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Identification of putative interactions between swine and human influenza A virus nucleoprotein and human host proteins

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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.
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On the Deficient Current Flu Vaccine: - PR Newswire (press release)

On the Deficient Current Flu Vaccine: - PR Newswire (press release) | Influenza | Scoop.it
LONDON, Dec. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A 'surprise' clinical appearance of a 'new' H3N2 influenza strain in 2014...
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Ahead of Print -Avian Influenza A(H10N7) Virus–Associated Mass Deaths among Harbor Seals - Volume 21, Number 4—April 2015 - Emerging Infectious Disease journal - CDC

RT @MarionKoopmans: report of an avian influenza virus outbreak #H10N7 in seals
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Influenza (flu) including seasonal, avian, swine, pandemic, and other...

Influenza (flu) including seasonal, avian, swine, pandemic, and other... | Influenza | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about the flu illness, including symptoms, treatment and prevention.
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Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China - World Health Organization (press release)

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.
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mBio Addresses the Pause in Gain-of-Function (GOF) Experiments Involving Pathogens with Pandemic Potential (PPP)

mBio on Pause in Gain-of-Function Experiments Involving Pathogens w/ Pandemic Potential. http://t.co/uvU1OcBNUE #mBio #DURC2014 #GOF #PPP
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Influenza drug, Rapivab, receives FDA approval - Outbreak News Today

Influenza drug, Rapivab, receives FDA approval - Outbreak News Today | Influenza | Scoop.it
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Influenza drug, Rapivab, receives FDA approval
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Rapivab is an inhibitor of influenza virus neuraminidase, an enzyme that releases viral particles from infected cells.
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Study: Boosted flu vaccine benefits elderly in care facilities

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.
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