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A comparative study between the incidence and epidemiological features of Influenza-Like Illness and laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Italian epicenter (Lombardy).

Apr 19, 2021

In Lombardy, the influenza surveillance system relies on sentinel physicians that weekly report data on the number of Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) and a part of them also collect nasopharyngeal sample...

Metabolic shifts modulate lung injury caused by infection with H1N1 influenza A virus.

Apr 19, 2021

Influenza A virus (IAV) infection alters lung epithelial cell metabolism in vitro by promoting a glycolytic shift. We hypothesized that this shift benefits the virus rather than the host and that inhi...

Comparison of Estimated Effectiveness of Case-Based and Population-Based Interventions on COVID-19 Containment in Taiwan.

Apr 08, 2021

Taiwan is one of the few countries with initial success in COVID-19 control without strict lockdown or school closure. The reasons remain to be fully elucidated.To compare and evaluate the effectivene...

NMI Facilitates Influenza A Virus Infection by Promoting Degradation of IRF7 Through TRIM21.

Mar 25, 2021

Acute respiratory infections caused by influenza A virus (IAV) spread widely and lead to substantial morbidity and mortality. Host cell induction of type I interferon (IFN-I) plays a fundamental role ...

Significant impact of nationwide SARS-CoV-2 lockdown measures on the circulation of other respiratory virus infections in Austria.

Mar 25, 2021

Since the worldwide spread of SARS-CoV-2, different European countries reacted with temporary national lockdowns with the aim to limit the virus transmission in the population. Also Austria started a ...

Concurrent Influenza A and Pulmonary Melioidosis in pregnancy.

Mar 22, 2021

Melioidosis is endemic in Sabah. It causes significant morbidity and mortality if diagnosis and treatment is delayed. Important risk factors include diabetes, chronic kidney diseases, chronic lung dis...

Pharmacists' views and desires regarding pharmacist administration of vaccines in New Zealand.

Mar 18, 2021

To explore pharmacists' views and experiences of pharmacist-administered vaccinations, motivators and barriers to pharmacists administering vaccinations and their preferences for expansions to such se...

VLP-factory™ and ADDomer : Self-assembling Virus-Like Particle (VLP) Technologies for Multiple Protein and Peptide Epitope Display.

Mar 18, 2021

Virus-like particles (VLPs) play a prominent role in vaccination as safe and highly versatile alternatives to attenuated or inactivated viruses or subunit vaccines. We present here two innovations, VL...

Interaction of Phytocompounds of with ABCB1 and ABCG2 Efflux Transporters.

Mar 18, 2021

Preparations of () are widely used for the management of upper respiratory infections, influenza, and common cold, often in combination with other conventional drugs. However, the potential of phytoc...

Effectiveness of influenza vaccination in infants and toddlers with and without prior infection history: The Japan Environment and Children's Study.

Mar 11, 2021

We calculated the Poisson-regression-adjusted relative risk (RR) of new influenza infection by vaccination, prior infection, and vaccination after prior infection in a large Japanese birth cohort, usi...

Current views on the potentials of convalescent plasma therapy (CPT) as Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) treatment: A systematic review and meta-analysis based on recent studies and previous respiratory pandemics.

Feb 25, 2021

Convalescent plasma therapy (CPT) has been investigated as a treatment for COVID-19. This review evaluates CPT in COVID-19 and other viral respiratory diseases, including severe acute respiratory synd...

Influenza A virus surveillance, infection, and antibody persistence in snow geese (Anser caerulescens).

Feb 25, 2021

Some snow geese (Anser caerulescens) migrate between Eurasia and North America and exhibit high seroprevalence for influenza A viruses (IAVs). Hence, these birds might be expected to play a role in in...

Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in COVID-19 critically ill patients: Results of a French monocentric cohort.

Feb 25, 2021

Coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 is a new infectious disease responsible for potentially severe respiratory impairment associated with initial immunosuppression. Similarly to influenza, several au...

G-CSFR antagonism reduces mucosal injury and airways fibrosis in a virus-dependent model of severe asthma.

Feb 22, 2021

Asthma is a chronic disease that displays heterogeneous clinical and molecular features. A phenotypic subset of late-onset severe asthmatics has debilitating fixed airflow obstruction, increased neutr...

Influenza vaccine community outreach: Leveraging an interprofessional healthcare student workforce to immunize marginalized populations.

Feb 22, 2021

Vulnerable populations such as the uninsured, unemployed, and unhoused face significant morbidity and mortality from influenza but are less likely to receive the annual vaccine and have limited access...

Respiratory Influenza viral load as a marker of poor prognosis in patients with severe symptoms.

Feb 22, 2021

The link between influenza virus (IV) viral load (VL) in respiratory samples and disease severity is not clearly established. This study was designed to assess IV-VL in respiratory samples from flu pa...

Transparent, Water-Repellent, Antiviral, Antistatic, and Flexible Cu-Plasma-Polymerized Fluorocarbon Nanocomposite Thin Films.

Feb 18, 2021

Polymer thin films containing fluorine are attracting much attention in various high-tech industries owing to their transparency, flexibility, and excellent water repellency. However, the generation o...

Role of Arachidonic cascade in COVID-19 infection; a review.

Feb 18, 2021

The World Health Organization has described the 2019 Coronavirus disease caused by an influenza-like virus called SARS-CoV-2 as a pandemic. Millions of people worldwide are already infected by this vi...

Probiotics: A potential immunomodulator in COVID-19 infection management.

Feb 18, 2021

COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 is an ongoing global pandemic. SARS-CoV-2 affects the human respiratory tract's epithelial cells, leading to a proinflammatory cytokine storm and chronic lung inflammatio...

Susceptibility of widely diverse influenza a viruses to PB2 polymerase inhibitor pimodivir.

Feb 15, 2021

Pimodivir exerts an antiviral effect on the early stages of influenza A virus replication by inhibiting the cap-binding function of polymerase basic protein 2 (PB2). In this study, we used a combinati...