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Influenza Outbreak in a Vaccinated Population
Source: Medscape Public Health & Prevention Headlines [2014.11.21]
This outbreak among personnel on a U.S. naval vessel demonstrates the risk for an influenza outbreak even among vaccinated and otherwise healthy young persons.
Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report
Researchers synthetize active molecules against drug-resistant mutants of influenza A virus
Source: Respiratory / Asthma 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.
Winning the war against Human parainfluenza virus
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.10.22]
Researchers at Griffith University's Institute for Glycomics have moved a step closer to identifying a treatment for the dreaded Human parainfluenza virus (hPIV).
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...
In-depth analysis of bat influenza viruses concludes they pose low risk to humans
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.10.03]
Zoonosis - transmission of infections from other vertebrates to humans - causes regular and sometimes serious disease outbreaks.
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...
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: Respiratory / Asthma 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...
Hot Topics in Adult Immunization, 2014
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines [2014.11.18]
Dr Sandra Fryhofer reviews the current recommendations for pneumococcal, influenza, meningococcal, and human papillomavirus vaccinations in adults.
Medscape Internal Medicine
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...
Automated tracking increases compliance of flu vaccination for health-care personnel
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.10.26]
New research found tracking influenza vaccination of healthcare personnel through an automated system increased vaccination compliance and reduced workload burden on human resources and...
Trial flu, Ebola drug shows promise against norovirus
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.10.23]
An experimental drug currently undergoing trials as a treatment for influenza and Ebola virus disease causes norovirus to mutate itself to death in infected mice, a study shows.
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.
Public Health England and NHS prepare for unpredictable flu season
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.10.06]
PHE's national seasonal flu campaign launches from today, encouraging uptake of the influenza (flu) vaccine among the most at-risk groups.
During pregnancy, immune response is turned up, not down, by flu
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.09.25]
Pregnant women have an unusually strong immune response to influenza, an unexpected finding that may explain why they get sicker from the flu than other healthy adults, new research from the Stanford...
Viral infection causes bacteria to colonize privileged sites like the middle ear
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat News From Medical News Today [2014.09.24]
Influenza infection can enhance the ability of the bacterium Streptococcus pneumonia to cause ear and throat infections, according to research published ahead of print in the journal Infection and...
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...
Tracking avian flu as it stalks Egypt
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.02.10]
Since its first identification in Asia, highly pathogenic avian influenza - H5N1 - has caused significant alarm in the scientific community.
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.