Swine Flu Virus Pandemic
- H1N1 'Swine Flu' Vaccine Unlikely to Raise Birth Defect Risk - WebMD -
MedscapeH1N1 'Swine Flu' Vaccine Unlikely to Raise Birth Defect Risk
19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Swedish researchers report that the vaccine against the H1N1 "swine flu" strain of influenza doesn't seem to have a link to birth defects. One obstetrician who reviewed the research said the findings should ease concerns ...
Swine Flu Vaccine Safe in Early Pregnancy
H1N1 'Swine Flu' Vaccine Unlikely To Cause Increased Risks Of Birth Defects
Swine Flu Vaccine Does Not Cause Birth Defects, Study Says
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- Swine Flu Vax and Birth Defects: No Causality - MedPage Today - Swine Flu Vax and Birth Defects: No Causality
Children of women who received a vaccine for the swine flu pandemic strain of influenza during pregnancy had no greater risk of congenital malformations than children of unvaccinated women, a large Swedish cohort study found. The portion of congenital ...
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- Swine Flu found at Ashtabula County Fair - WKYC-TV -
WKYC-TVSwine Flu found at Ashtabula County Fair
The Centers for Disease Control says this type of swine flu is spread when someone is exposed to a pig sick with the virus. We gathered most of our info from the CDC. Workers who are in the swine industry are at risk, but going to a fair is another way ...
- PIL says only 1 lab in Mumbai for swine flu test; HC asks Maharashtra to set up more - The Hindu - PIL says only 1 lab in Mumbai for swine flu test; HC asks Maharashtra to set up more
Hearing a PIL that claimed there is only one laboratory for testing swine flu in Mumbai, the Bombay High Court has asked Maharashtra government to inform how many such labs exist in the state and take steps to increase such facilities all over. The ...
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- Set up more swine flu test labs: HC to govt. - The Hindu - Set up more swine flu test labs: HC to govt.
Hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that claimed there is only one laboratory for testing swine flu in the city, the Bombay High Court directed the Maharashtra government to provide information on the number of such labs existing in the state ...
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- More swine flu diagnoses in Pretoria - Citizen -
CitizenMore swine flu diagnoses in Pretoria
The 33-year-old said after the doctor confirmed she had swine flu, she was given Tamiflu tablets, which started to relieve the symptoms. The institute said the 2016 influenza season started mid-May, and was originally predominated by influenza B virus.
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- County: Two fair-goers contracted swine flu - The Star Beacon - County: Two fair-goers contracted swine flu
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JEFFERSON — Two people who attended the Ashtabula County Fair earlier this month contracted swine flu, according to the Ashtabula County Health Department. Officials learned Monday that two of 20 samples taken from people who developed flu-like ...
- Hocking County Health Department warns fairgoers about swine flu - Logan Daily News -
Logan Daily NewsHocking County Health Department warns fairgoers about swine flu
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Hocking County Health Department wants people to be informed about the dangers of swine flu at the upcoming fair. Kelly Taulbee, Director of Nursing for the Hocking County Health Department said it's important to have good hand-washing practices after ...
- 51-Year-Old Woman Dies Of Swine Flu In Coimbatore - NDTV -
NDTV51-Year-Old Woman Dies Of Swine Flu In Coimbatore
The woman did not respond to the treatment for swine flu and died early this morning. Coimbatore: A 51-year-old woman, who was undergoing treatment for swine flu (H1N1), died today at the government hospital here. Padmini, who tested positive for the ...
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- Swine flu doesn't just pass from pigs to people – it goes both ways - The Conversation UK -
The Conversation UKSwine flu doesn't just pass from pigs to people – it goes both ways
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Animals get a lot of the blame when it comes to human illnesses – chickens for salmonella, dogs for rabies, birds and pigs for avian and swine flu. Theses are all examples of “zoonotic diseases”, or diseases which can naturally be passed from animals ...
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)