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Avian Flu Diary: CDC Clinician Guidance: Evaluating Patients Exposed to HPAI H5 Avian Flu

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A Message for National Influenza Vaccination Week — History of Vaccines

A Message for National Influenza Vaccination Week — History of Vaccines | Influenza | Scoop.it
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Evaluation of the Safety and Immunogenicity of a Candidate Pandemic Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (pLAIV) Against Influenza A(H7N9)

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Kuwait: One confirmed case of H1N1 in private school - FluTrackers

Kuwait: One confirmed case of H1N1 in private school - FluTrackers | Influenza | Scoop.it
KUWAIT, Nov 11 (KUNA) -- Minister of Education and Higher Education Bader Al-Essa said on Wednesday that there was one confirmed case of Swine Flu (H1N1) of a six
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Immunology and Cell Biology - Towards identification of immune and genetic correlates of severe influenza disease in Indigenous Australians

Immunology and Cell Biology - Towards identification of immune and genetic correlates of severe influenza disease in Indigenous Australians | Influenza | Scoop.it
Immunology and Cell Biology focuses on the general functioning of the immune system in its broadest sense, with a particular emphasis on its cell biology.
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Avian Flu Diary: The Lancet: Interventions To Reduce Zoonotic & Pandemic Risks From Avian Flu In Asia

Avian Flu Diary: The Lancet: Interventions To Reduce Zoonotic & Pandemic Risks From Avian Flu In Asia | Influenza | Scoop.it
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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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No vaccine works and the Pharma companies and their homeboys in nations governments - say get them anyway..they need the money.

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Avian Flu Diary: Japan: Tokushima Prefecture Detects LPAI H5N3 In Wild Bird Feces

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Viral dominance of reassortants between canine influenza H3N2 and pandemic (2009) H1N1 viruses from a naturally co-infected dog

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Since avian-origin H3N2 canine influenza virus (CIV) was first identified in South Korea in 2008, the novel influenza virus has been reported in several countries in Asia.
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Ahead of Print -Effect of Live Poultry Market Closure on Avian Influenza A(H7N9) Virus Activity in Guangzhou, China, 2014 - Volume 21, Number 10—October 2015 - Emerging Infectious Disease journal -...

We assessed the effect of closing live poultry markets in China on influenza A(H7N9) virus detection and viability. Intensive sampling was carried out before, during, and after a 2-week citywide market closure; the markets were cleaned and disinfected at the beginning of the closure period. Swab samples were collected at different sites within the markets and tested for H7N9 by real-time reverse transcription PCR and culture. During the closure, H7N9 viral RNA detection and isolation rates in retail markets decreased by 79% (95% CI 64%–88%) and 92% (95% CI 58%–98%), respectively. However, viable H7N9 virus could be cultured from wastewater samples collected up to 2 days after the market closure began. Our findings indicates that poultry workers and the general population are constantly exposed to H7N9 virus at these markets and that market closure and disinfection rapidly reduces the amount of viable virus.
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Avian Flu Diary: OIE Notification Of LPAI H5N3 In France: 4th New Strain In A Month

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Media Availability: Prime-Boost H7N9 Influenza Vaccine Concept Promising in Clinical Trial

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Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China

On 11 November 2015, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 2 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.
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How Vietnam Mastered Infectious Disease Control — NOVA Next | PBS

The country should be a hotbed of spillovers, but it hasn’t had a major outbreak in over a decade.
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Comparing Observed with Predicted Weekly Influenza-Like Illness Rates during the Winter Holiday Break, United States, 2004-2013

Comparing Observed with Predicted Weekly Influenza-Like Illness Rates during the Winter Holiday Break, United States, 2004-2013 | Influenza | Scoop.it

In the United States, influenza season typically begins in October or November, peaks in February, and tapers off in April.

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Emergence of Hemagglutinin Mutations During the Course of Influenza Infection

Emergence of Hemagglutinin Mutations During the Course of Influenza Infection | Influenza | Scoop.it

Influenza remains a significant cause of disease mortality. The ongoing threat of influenza infection is partly attributable to the emergence of new mutations in the influenza genome.

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Influenza virus in breast milk

Influenza virus in breast milk | Influenza | Scoop.it
Studies in a ferret model reveal that influenza virus replicates in the mammary gland, is shed in breast milk and transmitted to the infant.
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Avian Flu Diary: Virology: Experimental Infection of Peridomestic Animals With Avian H7N9

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Development of high-yield influenza A virus vaccine viruses : Nature Communications : Nature Publishing Group

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