Influenza Gateway

Welcome to BioMed Central's Influenza Gateway, highlighting the latest research from BioMed Central journals on influenza-related topics.

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  • Emerging pathogen genomics

    Christophe Fraser and colleagues discuss genomic approaches for the analysis of emerging pathogens, including methods, applications and future trends

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:541
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    A transcriptional signature of Kawasaki disease

    Whole blood expression profiling of patients with Kawasaki disease or bacterial and viral infections, reveals a unique innate immunity signature and identifies the IL1β pathway as a potential therapeutic target.

    Genome Medicine 2014, 6:102
  • Public health genomics

    Marc Lipsitch and Yonatan Grad discuss how pathogen genome sequences can help to guide public health control of infectious diseases

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:538
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    ELSI issues in genomics and infectious disease

    Gail Geller, Rachel Dvoskin, Jeffrey Kahn and colleagues argue for the importance of considering the ethical, legal and social implications of advances in genomics that are contributing to the management of infectious diseases.

    Genome Medicine 2014, 6:106
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    H10N8 present in animal workers

    H10N8 influenza antibodies are present in serum samples collected from animal workers before the first reported case in humans, suggesting that surveillance for H10N8 is necessary in animal workers to monitor influenza spread.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:205
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    Limited diversity in AMA 1 malaria antigen

    Antigenic diversity of apical membrane antigen 1 (AMA1) in Plasmodium falciparum malaria is restricted to three alleles, suggesting that a multi-allele vaccine targeting limited AMA1 variants should confer protection against malaria.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:183
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    Modelling Ebola transmission

    Gerardo Chowell and Hiroshi Nishiura review the transmission dynamics of Ebola, discussing how modelling can give insight into its spread and the effects of control interventions, and highlighting the need to collect epidemiological data in real-time

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:196