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

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Influenza" returned 14289 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Update: Influenza Activity - United States and Worldwide, May 20-October 13, 2018.
 

Author(s): Eric J Chow, C Todd Davis, Anwar Isa Abd Elal, Noreen Alabi, Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner, John Barnes, Lenee Blanton, Lynnette Brammer, Alicia P Budd, Erin Burns, William W Davis, Vivien G Dugan, Alicia M Fry, Rebecca Garten, Lisa A Grohskopf, Larisa Gubareva, Yunho Jang, Joyce Jones, Krista Kniss, Stephen Lindstrom, Desiree Mustaquim, Rachael Porter, Melissa Rolfes, Wendy Sessions, Calli Taylor, David E Wentworth, Xiyan Xu, Natosha Zanders, Jacqueline Katz, Daniel Jernigan

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During May 20-October 13, 2018,* low levels of influenza activity were reported in the United States, with a mix of influenza A and B viruses circulating. Seasonal influenza activity in the Southern Hemisphere was low overall, with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 predominating in many regions. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Influenza A(H3N2) Variant Virus Outbreak at Three Fairs - Maryland, 2017.
 

Author(s): Monique M Duwell, David Blythe, Michael W Radebaugh, Erin M Kough, Brian Bachaus, David A Crum, Keith A Perkins, Lenee Blanton, C Todd Davis, Yunho Jang, Amy Vincent, Jennifer Chang, Dianna E Abney, Lisa Gudmundson, Meenakshi G Brewster, Larry Polsky, David C Rose, Katherine A Feldman

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On September 17, 2017, the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) was notified by fair and 4-H officials of ill swine at agricultural fair A, held September 14-17. That day, investigation of the 107 swine at fair A revealed five swine with fever and signs of upper respiratory tract ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Influenza and Tdap Vaccination Coverage Among Pregnant Women - United States, April 2018.
 

Author(s): Katherine E Kahn, Carla L Black, Helen Ding, Walter W Williams, Peng-Jun Lu, Amy Parker Fiebelkorn, Fiona Havers, Denise V D'Angelo, Sarah Ball, Rebecca V Fink, Rebecca Devlin

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Vaccinating pregnant women with influenza and tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccines can reduce the risk for influenza and pertussis for themselves and their infants. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Influenza" returned 1072 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effect of Tea Catechins on Influenza Infection and the Common Cold with a Focus on Epidemiological/Clinical Studies.
 

Author(s): Daisuke Furushima, Kazuki Ide, Hiroshi Yamada

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Influenza and the common cold are acute infectious diseases of the respiratory tract. Influenza is a severe disease that is highly infectious and can progress to life-threating diseases such as pneumonia or encephalitis when aggravated. Due to the fact that influenza infections and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Programmed Cell Death in the Pathogenesis of Influenza.
 

Author(s): Daisuke Fujikura, Tadaaki Miyazaki

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Influenza is a respiratory disease induced by infection by the influenza virus, which is a member of family. This infectious disease has serious impacts on public health systems and results in considerable mortality and economic costs throughout the world. Based on several experimental ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Genomic surveillance of avian-origin influenza A viruses causing human disease.
 

Author(s): Tommy T Lam, Oliver G Pybus

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Avian influenza A viruses (AIVs) pose a threat to global health because of their sporadic zoonotic transmission and potential to cause pandemics. Genomic surveillance of AIVs has become a powerful, cost-effective approach for studying virus transmission, evolution, and dissemination, ...

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Influenza Vaccine Responses
 

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Condition Summary: Influenza

 

Last Updated: 7 Aug 2018

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Pragmatic Assessment Study Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in DoD
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Influenza; Influenza-like Illness

 

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2018

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