Influenza

Common Name(s)

Influenza, Flu

Influenza, also known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. Those with the flu may experience the following symptoms: fever/chills, cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue, and vomiting and diarrhea. Most people will recover in a few days to less than two weeks, but some develop complications that may be life-threatening, such as pneumonia. High risk populations include people 65 years and older, people with chronic medical conditions (like asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), pregnant women, and young children. The flu is spread mainly by droplets made when people with the flu cough, sneeze, or talk. The best ways to prevent transmission are to get the seasonal vaccine and wash your hands regularly during the winter months.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Influenza" returned 14141 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prospective cohort studies to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of the 2013, 2014, and 2015 seasonal influenza vaccines produced by Instituto Butantan.
 

Author(s): Gabriella Mondini, Patricia Emilia Braga, Marta Heloisa Lopes, Ana Marli Christovam Sartori, Karina Takesaki Miyaji, Vanessa Infante, Bruno Azevedo Randi, Maria do Carmo Sampaio Tavares Timenetsky, Juliana Caires de Oliveira Achili Ferreira, Neusa Keico Sakita, Alexander Roberto Precioso

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Annual vaccination is the most effective way to prevent seasonal influenza illness. Instituto Butantan (IB) performed clinical studies with its 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasonal trivalent influenza vaccines (inactivated split-virion). Prospective cohort studies were carried out to describe ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Characteristics and outcome of ill critical patients with influenza A infection.
 

Author(s): Rania Bouneb, Manel Mellouli, Houda Bensoltane, Jamila Baroudi, Imed Chouchene, Mohamed Boussarsar

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To describe all patients admitted to Tunisian intensive care unit with a diagnosis of influenza A/H1N1 virus infection after the 2009 influenza pandemic and to analyse their characteristics, predictors of complications and outcome.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Autoimmune hepatitis following influenza virus vaccination: Two case reports.
 

Author(s): Tokio Sasaki, Yuji Suzuki, Kazuyuki Ishida, Keisuke Kakisaka, Hiroaki Abe, Tamotsu Sugai, Yasuhiro Takikawa

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(30):e11621.

 

Although immunization could possibly cause autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), to date, no cases of AIH have been reported secondary to influenza virus vaccination. This paper describes 2 women who developed AIH after receiving influenza virus vaccination.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Influenza" returned 1061 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Does Vitamin D Deficiency Affect the Immunogenic Responses to Influenza Vaccination? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Ming-Dar Lee, Chao-Hsu Lin, Wei-Te Lei, Hung-Yang Chang, Hung-Chang Lee, Chun-Yan Yeung, Nan-Chang Chiu, Hsin Chi, Jui-Ming Liu, Ren-Jun Hsu, Yu-Jyun Cheng, Tzu-Lin Yeh, Chien-Yu Lin

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Influenza virus infection is a major global public health problem, and the efficacy of influenza vaccination is not satisfactory. Vitamin D is involved in many immune-mediated inflammatory processes. The impact of vitamin D levels on the immunogenic response to influenza vaccination ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Effectiveness of pneumococcal and influenza vaccines to prevent serious health complications in adults with chronic liver disease: a protocol for a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Suvi Härmälä, Constantinos Parisinos, Laura Shallcross, Alastair O'Brien, Andrew Hayward

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In advanced chronic liver disease, diseases caused by common bacteria or influenza virus put people at an increased risk of serious health complications and death. The effectiveness of the available vaccines in reducing the risk of poor health outcomes, however, is less clear.

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Public Health Policy and Experience of the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic in Pune, India.
 

Author(s): Vidula Purohit, Abhay Kudale, Neisha Sundaram, Saju Joseph, Christian Schaetti, Mitchell G Weiss

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Prior experience and the persisting threat of influenza pandemic indicate the need for global and local preparedness and public health response capacity. The pandemic of 2009 highlighted the importance of such planning and the value of prior efforts at all levels. Our review of the ...

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Influenza Vaccine Responses
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Influenza

 

Last Updated: 7 Aug 2018

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