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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  • A/H1N1 influenza virus for human challenge studies

    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.

    Virology Journal 2015, 12:13
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    TB and flu co-infection linked to increased mortality

    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.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2015, 15:26
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    Does behavioral influence flu spread?

    The transmission potential of the 2009 A/H1N1 influenza outbreak may have been greater than previously thought as behavioral response, as measured by home television viewing, indicates that there was initial social distancing potentially limiting disease spread.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2015, 15:21
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    Preventing school spread

    Targeted class closure strategies may prove as effective as whole-school closure in preventing the community spread of infectious diseases, such as influenza, as children spend more time in contact with their classmates than the general school population.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:695
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    Monitoring influenza: use left or right nostril?

    Nasal swabs collected from left and right nostrils for influenza viral load monitoring displayed considerable sampling variability, highlighting the need for standardized sampling procedures.

    Virology Journal 2014, 11:233
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    Limited evidence for flu vaccine benefits

    In a systematic review, evidence for the protective effects of influenza vaccination in patients with end-stage renal disease is limited, highlighting the need for more studies to assess vaccine effectiveness in this at-risk population.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:244
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    Identification of pathways to adverse autoimmune events

    Unique and common gene sets, pathways, immune system categories and functional clusters of genes in four autoimmune diseases suggest it is possible to develop molecular classifications of autoimmune and inflammatory events.

    BMC Immunology 2014, 15:61