Welcome to BioMed Central's Influenza Gateway, highlighting the latest research from BioMed Central journals on influenza-related topics.
A multiplex assay for simultaneous detection of H7N9 and influenza A viruses was developed, enabling the laboratory surveillance and rapid diagnosis of these viruses in the future.
Diverse clinical response to two strains of influenza virus in ferrets demonstrated that host immunity, not the virus strain, was the determinant in the outcome of influenza virus infection.
In a systematic review and meta-analysis, there is limited evidence available on the benefits of influenza vaccination in patients with diabetes, indicating that further studies are needed to assess vaccine effectiveness in this population.
Commonly used models can often underestimate the true number of multiple nucleotide substitutions, due to the problem of mutation saturation; a new method of estimating the decline in transition/transversion ratio over time can test substitution model performance.
In a mathematical model, school-age children are the main source of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection within households, and vaccination of students achieves a reduction in transmission, providing evidence to support RSV immunization.
Wild-type Influenza virus was generated under Good Manufacturing Practice conditions and shown to induce a good infectivity profile in human volunteers, proving to be a potential clinical challenge model.
Tuberculosis (TB) and influenza (flu) co-infection is associated with increased risk of death in individuals in comparison to tuberculosis single infection and suggests that the impact of influenza vaccination among persons with laboratory-confirmed tuberculosis should be explored.
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