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 13840 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Influenza Vaccination during Pregnancy and Protection against Pertussis.
 

Author(s): Marta C Nunes, Clare L Cutland, Shabir A Madhi

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2018 03;378(13):1257-1258.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Influenza" returned 1029 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Environmental resistance development to influenza antivirals: a case exemplifying the need for a multidisciplinary One Health approach including physicians.
 

Author(s): Josef D Järhult

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A multidisciplinary approach is a prerequisite for One Health. Physicians are important players in the One Health team, yet they are often hard to convince of the benefits of the One Health approach. Here, the case for multidisciplinarity including physicians is made using the example ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Implications of segment mismatch for influenza A virus evolution.
 

Author(s): Maria C White, Anice C Lowen

Journal: J. Gen. Virol.. 2018 Jan;99(1):3-16.

 

Influenza A virus (IAV) is an RNA virus with a segmented genome. These viral properties allow for the rapid evolution of IAV under selective pressure, due to mutation occurring from error-prone replication and the exchange of gene segments within a co-infected cell, termed reassortment. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Influenza; Flu

 

Last Updated: 10 Apr 2018

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