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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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Influenza" returned 13564 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Update: Influenza Activity - United States, October 1, 2017-February 3, 2018.
 

Author(s): Alicia P Budd, David E Wentworth, Lenee Blanton, Anwar Isa Abd Elal, Noreen Alabi, John Barnes, Lynnette Brammer, Erin Burns, Charisse N Cummings, Todd Davis, Brendan Flannery, Alicia M Fry, Shikha Garg, Rebecca Garten, Larisa Gubareva, Yunho Jang, Krista Kniss, Natalie Kramer, Stephen Lindstrom, Desiree Mustaquim, Alissa O'Halloran, Sonja J Olsen, Wendy Sessions, Calli Taylor, Xiyan Xu, Vivien G Dugan, Jacqueline Katz, Daniel Jernigan

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Influenza activity in the United States began to increase in early November 2017 and rose sharply from December through February 3, 2018; elevated influenza activity is expected to continue for several more weeks. Influenza A viruses have been most commonly identified, with influenza ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Interim Estimates of 2017-18 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness - United States, February 2018.
 

Author(s): Brendan Flannery, Jessie R Chung, Edward A Belongia, Huong Q McLean, Manjusha Gaglani, Kempapura Murthy, Richard K Zimmerman, Mary Patricia Nowalk, Michael L Jackson, Lisa A Jackson, Arnold S Monto, Emily T Martin, Angie Foust, Wendy Sessions, LaShondra Berman, John R Barnes, Sarah Spencer, Alicia M Fry

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In the United States, annual vaccination against seasonal influenza is recommended for all persons aged ≥6 months (1). During each influenza season since 2004-05, CDC has estimated the effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccine to prevent laboratory-confirmed influenza associated ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Use of influenza antivirals in patients hospitalized in Hong Kong, 2000-2015.
 

Author(s): Benjamin J Cowling, Celine S L Chui, Wey Wen Lim, Peng Wu, Christopher K M Hui, J S Malik Peiris, Esther W Chan

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We aimed to describe patterns in the usage of antivirals to treat influenza virus infection in hospitals in Hong Kong from 2000 through 2015.

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The terms "Influenza" returned 993 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Current situation of H9N2 subtype avian influenza in China.
 

Author(s): Min Gu, Lijun Xu, Xiaoquan Wang, Xiufan Liu

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In China, H9N2 subtype avian influenza outbreak is firstly reported in Guangdong province in 1992. Subsequently, the disease spreads into vast majority regions nationwide and has currently become endemic there. Over vicennial genetic evolution, the viral pathogenicity and transmissibility ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Getting the flu: 5 key facts about influenza virus evolution.
 

Author(s): Katherine E E Johnson, Timothy Song, Benjamin Greenbaum, Elodie Ghedin

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Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The impact of repeated vaccination on influenza vaccine effectiveness: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Lauren C Ramsay, Sarah A Buchan, Robert G Stirling, Benjamin J Cowling, Shuo Feng, Jeffrey C Kwong, Bryna F Warshawsky

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Conflicting results regarding the impact of repeated vaccination on influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) may cause confusion regarding the benefits of receiving the current season's vaccine.

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Banlangen Granules Anti-seasonal Influenza Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Influenza

 

Last Updated: 2 Mar 2016

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Safety of a Single Dose or Two Doses of Shenzhen Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Influenza; Flu

 

Last Updated: 9 Feb 2018

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