Swine Flu Virus Pandemic
- Swine flu warning from Pembrokeshire woman struck down - BBC News -
BBC NewsSwine flu warning from Pembrokeshire woman struck down
A mother who nearly died after being struck down by swine flu urged people to get vaccinated against flu strains. Helen Watts, 42, spent a week in March in a critical care unit and is still not well enough to return to work. Swine flu caused a pandemic ...
Mother who nearly died of swine flu urges vaccination against killer ...
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- Gurgaon civil hospital to set up Swine Flu ward - Hindustan Times -
Hindustan TimesGurgaon civil hospital to set up Swine Flu ward
“The cases of swine flu will start coming as the temperature comes closer to 20 degrees Celsius. We are taking all the steps to ensure that maximum people can be reached out to and treated in the least amount of time,” said Chief Medical Officer ...
- Gurgaon Civil Hospital prepares itself for the upcoming swine flu menace - Merinews -
MerinewsGurgaon Civil Hospital prepares itself for the upcoming swine flu menace
The Civil hospital authorities mentioned that as the winters are approaching, the H1N1 virus will start getting active. Chief Medical Officer, Pushpa Bishnoi said, "The cases of swine flu will start coming as the temperature comes closer to 20 degrees ...
- State in the dock over swine flu jab effects - Irish Examiner - State in the dock over swine flu jab effects
Dozens of people, many of them children, have initiated legal proceedings against the State and GlaxoSmithKline after developing narcolepsy following the swine flu vaccine. According to the NHS, narcolepsy is a rare long-term brain disorder that causes ...
- Swine flu may make deadlier comeback soon - Times of India -
Times of IndiaSwine flu may make deadlier comeback soon
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AHMEDABAD: Even as vector-borne disease show no signs of abating, medical experts and doctors say swine flu will soon make a comeback as temperatures begin to dip. What is worse is that the disease outbreak is likely to be more severe than last year.
- PE swine flu patient coming home - Herald live -
Herald livePE swine flu patient coming home
Lungs that work, some lekker braaivleis and his family. These are the three things Port Elizabeth dad Jacques Verster missed the most when swine flu put him in intensive care for six weeks. The Port Elizabeth father, who had been critically ill with ...
- State gears up to fight swine flu - The Tribune - Chandigarh Tribune -
- Man with suspected swine flu admitted at a Maun hospital - The Voice Online (blog) -
The Voice Online (blog)Man with suspected swine flu admitted at a Maun hospital
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A 67- year -old man from India with symptoms of Swine Flu has been hospitalized in isolation at Matshwane Clinic in Maun. The man drove himself to Letsholathebe Hospital on Monday after his friend, whom he had been touring Ngamiland with was admitted ...
- Pa. Health Department urges people to get flu shots now - abc27 -
abc27Pa. Health Department urges people to get flu shots now
Last year, the flu season peaked late in Pennsylvania, and the swine flu was common. “It is really early to predict what type of flu season we'll have. Last year, we had 32,000 cases in Pennsylvania, reported cases,” Murphy said. Penn State Health will ...
First flu-related death of the season sparks concerns
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- Swine flu: a big food porkie - Prospect - Swine flu: a big food porkie
Despite what green lobbyists and celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver might have us believe, diseases like swine flu are less likely to develop in factory farms, not more so, argues Vivienne Parry this month's Prospect. Of the 40 or so new diseases that ...
Swine Flu Virus Pandemic
- India - National disaster and epidemic preparedness - Abstract: History provides us several illustrations where epidemic outbreaks have led to biological disasters. Accidental or deliberate release of harmful micro-organisms can also lead to biological disasters. With the advent of bio-terrorism, there is a growing realisation that biological agents can also be used as weapons of mass destruction. The spread of Spanish Influenza of 1917-18, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) / Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Swine Flu (H1N1), Avian Influenza (H5N1), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), dengue, chikunguniya, Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the recent Zika outbreak in several countries tested the capacities of the public health delivery system in several countries. (Source: Interna...
- Human temperatures for syndromic surveillance in the emergency department: data from the autumn wave of the 2009 swine flu (H1N1) pandemic and a seasonal influenza outbreak - The emergency department (ED) increasingly acts as a gateway to the evaluation and treatment of acute illnesses. Consequently, it has also become a key testing ground for systems that monitor and identify outb... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
- Adjuvant effects of invariant NKT cell ligand potentiates the innate and adaptive immunity to an inactivated H1N1 swine influenza virus vaccine in pigs - In conclusion, we demonstrated for the first time iNKT cell adjuvant effects in pigs to SwIV Ags through augmenting the innate and adaptive immune responses in the respiratory tract. (Source: Veterinary Microbiology)
- Susceptibility of swine to H5 and H7 low pathogenic avian influenza viruses - ConclusionsLPAI strains from various bird populations within the United States are capable of infecting pigs. Although adaptability and transmission of individual strains seem unlikely, the subclinical nature of the infections demonstrates the need to improve sampling and testing methods to more accurately measure incidence of LPAI virus infection in pigs, and their potential role in human‐zoonotic LPAI virus dynamics.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses)
- Spillback transmission of European H1N1 avian-like swine influenza viruses to turkeys: A strain-dependent possibility? - Publication date: Available online 27 February 2016 Source:Veterinary Microbiology Author(s): Francesco Bonfante, Alice Fusaro, Luca Tassoni, Livia Victoria Patrono, Milani Adelaide, Silvia Maniero, Annalisa Salviato, Calogero Terregino In 1979, an avian influenza virus of the H1N1 subtype began to circulate in European swine herds, rapidly replacing classical swine H1N1 viruses. Spill-back transmissions to turkeys were recorded occasionally, but they might have been underreported due to the asymptomatic nature of the infection and the lack of specific surveillance. In our study, we evaluated the infectivity and transmissibility in turkeys of seven strains of H1N1 avian-like swine viruses isolated from 1979 to 2006, and compared them with their closest progenitor A/duck/Bavaria/1...
- Swine flu fibrosis: Regressive or progressive? - Nishtha Singh, Sheetu Singh, Bharat Bhushan Sharma, Virendra SinghLung India 2016 33(2):219-221Swine flu influenza had spread the world over in 2009. The main pathology was bilateral pneumonia. Majority of these cases recovered from pneumonia fully. Though in some cases, pulmonary fibrosis was reported as a sequel. However, long-term progression of such pulmonary fibrosis is uncertain. We are hereby reporting two cases of swine flu that showed residual pulmonary fibrosis. The clinical and laboratory parameters were also recorded. In both the cases, radiological shadows and spirometric values did not show deterioration. We conclude that swine flu pulmonary fibrosis is not a progressive condition. (Source: Lung India)
- [Newsdesk] Research brief - Flying pig skins have been linked to influenza deaths in the USA. Not because of a hybrid of swine and bird flu, but the finding that people living in cities with a team in the Super Bowl have an increased risk of death from influenza. Researchers looked at county-level statistics between 1974 and 2009 and saw an average 18% increase in influenza deaths in people older than 65 years. The suspected reason behind the increased risk is that people host get-togethers to watch the games, sneezing, coughing, and sharing chips and dips with more people than they usually would. (Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases)
- Genetic characterization of an adapted pandemic 2009 H1N1 influenza virus that reveals improved replication rates in human lung epithelial cells. - Authors: Wörmann X, Lesch M, Welke RW, Okonechnikov K, Abdurishid M, Sieben C, Geissner A, Brinkmann V, Kastner M, Karner A, Zhu R, Hinterdorfer P, Anish C, Seeberger PH, Herrmann A, Meyer TF, Karlas A Abstract The 2009 influenza pandemic originated from a swine-origin H1N1 virus, which, although less pathogenic than anticipated, may acquire additional virulence-associated mutations in the future. To estimate the potential risk, we sequentially passaged the isolate A/Hamburg/04/2009 in A549 human lung epithelial cells. After passage 6, we observed a 100-fold increased replication rate. High-throughput sequencing of viral gene segments identified five dominant mutations, whose contribution to the enhanced growth was analyzed by reverse genetics. The increased replication rate was p...
- Profile of the porcine acute-phase proteins response following experimental co-infection with H3N2 swine influenza virus and Pasteurella multocida. - CONCLUSIONS: Maximal concentration of serum amyloid A correlated with the disease severity in pigs. PMID: 26161700 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Biomarkers)
- Swine alveolar macrophage cell model allows optimal replication of influenza A viruses regardless of their origin. - Authors: Kasloff SB, Weingartl HM Abstract The importance of pigs in interspecies transmission of influenza A viruses has been repeatedly demonstrated over the last century. Eleven influenza A viruses from avian, human and swine hosts were evaluated for replication phenotypes at three physiologically relevant temperatures (41°C, 37°C, 33°C) in an immortalized swine pulmonary alveolar macrophage cell line (IPAM 3D4/31) to determine whether this system would allow for their efficient replication. All isolates replicated well in IPAMs at 37°C while clear distinctions were observed at 41°C and 33°C, correlating to species of origin of the PB2, reflected in distinct amino acid residue profiles rather than in one particular PB2 residue. A strong TNF-α response was induced by some ...
- Three in hospital with influenza strain responsible for swine flu - Two other cases suspected in Wexford hospital, as HSE says H1N1 virus is circulating (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
- Two in hospital with influenza strain responsible for swine flu - Patients being treated at Wexford hospital, HSE says H1N1 strain is circulating this year (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
- Detection of Influenza D Virus among Swine and Cattle, Italy. - Authors: Chiapponi C, Faccini S, De Mattia A, Baioni L, Barbieri I, Rosignoli C, Nigrelli A, Foni E PMID: 26812282 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases)
- Two patients in hospital in Scotland after contracting SWINE FLU - The patients, who have been diagnosed with the H1N1 strain of influenza, are being kept under observation at Wishaw General Hospital in North Lanarkshire, hospital officials confirmed today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
- Co-infection of classic swine H1N1 influenza virus in pigs persistently infected with porcine rubulavirus - In conclusion, the results obtained confirm an increase in the clinical signs of infection, and PorPV was observed to impact the spread of swH1N1 in analysed tissues in the early stage of co-infection, although viral shedding was not enhanced. In the present study, the interaction of swH1N1 infection is demonstrated in pigs persistently infected with PorPV. (Source: Veterinary Microbiology)