Influenza Virus Net is the web resource for anyone interested in influenza and flu pandemics. Influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, is an infectious disease caused by RNA viruses of the family Orthomyxoviridae (the influenza viruses), that affects humans, birds and other mammals. The virus spreads easily from person to person. Influenza circulates worldwide and can affect anybody in any age group. Influenza causes annual epidemics that peak during winter in temperate regions. Influenza is a serious public health problem that causes severe illnesses and deaths for higher risk populations. The most common symptoms of the disease are chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pains, severe headache, coughing, weakness/fatigue and general discomfort. Sore throat, fever and coughs are the most frequent symptoms. In more serious cases, influenza causes pneumonia, which can be fatal, particularly for the young and the elderly. An influenza epidemic can take an economic toll through lost workforce productivity, and strain health services. Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent infection.
The objectives of Influenza Virus Net are to be the public and professional information resource for influenza and to serve as a network in the exchange of information and news related to influenza.
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Thu, 22 Oct 2020 22:30 GMT
- Use of two flu vaccines should stop temporarily after deaths in South Korea: MOH - The Straits Times
Sun, 25 Oct 2020 13:16 GMT
- 1918 Spanish flu pandemic seems familiar in 2020 - Chattanooga Times Free Press
Sat, 24 Oct 2020 22:15 GMT
- Common Questions About Influenza - University of Utah Health Care
Sat, 24 Oct 2020 08:44 GMT
- The 2020 Flu Season’s Delayed Start is Good News - Precision Vaccinations
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 18:29 GMT
- Virginia Tech professor compares COVID-19 with Spanish Influenza - WSLS 10
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 13:27 GMT
- Fluad on Par With High-Dose Flu Vax in High-Risk Seniors - MedPage Today
Sun, 25 Oct 2020 17:00 GMT
- COVID-19 and Influenza: A Q&A with Drs. Roshni Mathew and Katya Gerwein - Stanford Children's Health Blog - Stanford Children's Health
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 07:00 GMT
- WHO Recommends Flu Shots to Prevent Surge of Influenza During Pandemic - Voice of America
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 07:00 GMT
- Flu Season Never Came to the Southern Hemisphere - Scientific American
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 07:00 GMT
- New study highlights risks associated with the sequential infection of influenza followed by COVID-19 - Medical Xpress
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 07:00 GMT
- Plant-Derived Influenza Vaccine Shows Tolerability, Immunogenicity Potential - MD Magazine
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 13:03 GMT
- Bracing for a collision between influenza and COVID-19 | TheHill - The Hill
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 12:30 GMT
- Antibodies protect against wide range of influenza B virus strains: Findings point the way to developing a broad-spectrum flu drug - Science Daily
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:00 GMT
- UW Health experts debunk common myths about influenza, vaccine - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 15:36 GMT
- PRO/ALL> New in IJID (10): October 2020
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COVID-19, Not Yet Classified, Dengue, Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease, Tuberculosis, Schistosomiasis, Influenza, Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE) -- Worldwide/Unknown
ITP following vaccination
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- The Effect of TLR4 Blockade on Some Indicators of Systemic Inflammatory Response to Proteus mirabilis LPS in Rats.
- Impact of systematic factors on the outbreak outcome of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in China.
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- Cardiac troponin elevation in patients with influenza virus infections.
- Influenza A Viruses: Understanding Human Host Determinants.
- Identifying novel factors associated with COVID-19 transmission and fatality using the machine learning approach.
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