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 14079 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 1053 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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 ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Influenza interaction with cocirculating pathogens and its impact on surveillance, pathogenesis, and epidemic profile: A key role for mathematical modelling.
 

Author(s): Lulla Opatowski, Marc Baguelin, Rosalind M Eggo

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Evidence is mounting that influenza virus interacts with other pathogens colonising or infecting the human respiratory tract. Taking into account interactions with other pathogens may be critical to determining the real influenza burden and the full impact of public health policies ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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 ...

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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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