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High-Dose Vaccine May Improve Influenza Protection in Elderly
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines [2014.12.19]
Frail and elderly adults are especially vulnerable to influenza. They also have a weakened ability to mount an immune response to the traditional influenza vaccine.
Medscape Medical News

Influenza Activity on the Rise Nationwide
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines [2014.12.18]
From September 28 to December 6, overall US influenza activity increased, with the current vaccine offering little protection against more than half of influenza A (H3N2) viruses.
Medscape Medical News

New candidate vaccine against risky avian influenza
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.11.26]
The avian influenza (bird flu) virus of the H5N1 subtype continues to infect people, especially in South-Eastern Asia.

Cellular targets to thwart influenza virus infection - 'Halting the hijacker'
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.11.25]
The influenza virus, like all viruses, is a hijacker. It quietly slips its way inside cells, steals the machinery inside to make more copies of itself, and then -- having multiplied -- bursts out of...

Biostatisticians have devised a new tool for identifying onset of local influenza outbreaks
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.11.24]
Just in time for flu season, biostatisticians have devised a simple yet accurate method for hospitals and public health departments to determine the onset of elevated influenza activity at the...

Researchers synthetize active molecules against drug-resistant mutants of influenza A virus
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.11.11]
The influenza A virus is a contagious and severe respiratory infection that affects animals but also humans.

Human health unlikely to be threatened by bat influenza viruses
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.11.04]
Bats seen at Halloween this year may not be quite as scary as they appear - at least when it comes to the spread of specific viruses.

Plant MIR2911 - 'Virological penicillin' directly targets influenza A viruses
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.10.08]
In a new study, Chen-Yu Zhang's group at Nanjing University present an extremely novel finding that a plant microRNA, MIR2911, which is enriched in honeysuckle, directly targets influenza A viruses...

Flu (Influenza)
Source: MedicineNet Bioterrorism Specialty [2014.09.23]
Title: Flu (Influenza)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Study fingers chickens, quail, in spread of H7N9 influenza virus
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.03.20]
Among the copious species of poultry in China, quail and chickens are the likely sources of infection of H7N9 influenza virus to humans, according to a paper published ahead of print in the Journal...

Go Beyond Infectious Disease of the Month, Says Report
Source: Medscape Medical Students Headlines [2014.12.18]
The nation fixates on the latest infectious disease, but lowers its guard against ongoing and more widespread threats such as influenza, according to an annual public health report card.
Medscape Medical News

High-Dose Flu Vaccine Better for Frail Elderly (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease [2014.12.18]
(MedPage Today) -- The medication increased immune responses in a population at high risk for influenza.

Premature Birth Linked With Flu Complications in Young Children
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines [2014.12.14]
Children younger than two years who were born prematurely are at increased risk of being hospitalized if they develop influenza, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis.
Reuters Health Information

Pre-empting flu evolution may make for better vaccines
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.11.24]
An international team of researchers has shown that it may be possible to improve the effectiveness of the seasonal flu vaccine by 'pre-empting' the evolution of the influenza virus.

Some flu viruses potentially more dangerous than others
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.11.21]
Certain subtypes of avian influenza viruses have the potential to cause more severe disease in humans than other avian influenza subtypes and should be monitored carefully to prevent spread of...

The public asked to help monitor spread of flu in the UK to achieve more accuracy than ever before
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.11.21]
People taking part in this year's Flusurvey, the UK's biggest crowd-sourced study of influenza will for the first time be offered a swab to confirm if their symptoms are caused by a flu virus or not...

Sequencing of ferret genome offers clues to respiratory diseases
Source: Cystic Fibrosis News From Medical News Today [2014.11.19]
In what is likely to be a major step forward in the study of influenza, cystic fibrosis and other human diseases, an international research effort has a draft sequence of the ferret genome.

Technology against a flu outbreak
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.11.19]
Contrary to what one might think, influenza epidemics are a natural occurrence, as they are produced by the constant mutation of the viruses leading to the appearance of new subtypes formed from...

Flu shots effective for seniors, says new review
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.11.13]
A new review concludes that for the elderly, seasonal flu vaccines are effective against influenza during epidemic seasons and more seniors should be encouraged to have them.

Moving toward eradication of H5N1 bird flu
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.11.04]
A University of Adelaide-led project has developed a new test that can distinguish between birds that have been vaccinated against the H5N1 strain of avian influenza virus or "bird flu" with those...

Could honeysuckle tea be used to combat flu viruses?
Source: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine News From Medical News Today [2014.10.13]
Researchers have found that a molecule within honeysuckle - a plant that has been used for a century in traditional Chinese medicine - directly targets influenza A viruses.

Naturally acquired mutations in the avian H3N8 flu virus allow the infection to spread in mammals via respiratory droplets
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.09.05]
A study led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists found the avian influenza A H3N8 virus that killed harbor seals along the New England coast can spread through respiratory droplets and...

Vaccination against H5N1 flu virus generates broadly reactive antibodies
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.08.27]
Vaccine researchers have developed a strategy aimed at generating broadly cross-reactive antibodies against the influenza virus: embrace the unfamiliar.

The risk of H7N9 infection is mapped in Asia
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.06.19]
Since 2013, two epidemic waves of avian influenza H7N9 human infections have affected China, with over 400 human cases reported to date, a case fatality rate of approximately 30%, and no human to...

Concentration of bird markets increases deadly bird flu, areas at risk mapped
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.06.19]
A dangerous strain of avian influenza, H7N9, that's causing severe illness and deaths in China may be inhabiting a small fraction of its potential range and appears at risk of spreading to other...

1918-like virus with pandemic potential uncovered in genes found in nature
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.06.13]
An international team of researchers has shown that circulating avian influenza viruses contain all the genetic ingredients necessary to underpin the emergence of a virus similar to the deadly 1918...

Higher dose of flu vaccine improves response in elderly
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Infections
High-dose influenza vaccines may increase elderly patients' immune response without significant adverse effects.

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