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Influenza approaching epidemic status

SouthCoastToday.com - Jan 19, 2017
Influenza in the U.S. is approaching peak levels, says Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh. “We are seeing a fairly dramatic increase in the amount of influenza in parts of the country, and likely will be hitting epidemic levels ...

Influenza or Common Cold?

WKMS - Jan 18, 2017
Influenza can spread easily due to symptoms often being confused with the common cold. Baptist Health Paducah Medical Director David Saxon says although common cold and flu share a number of symptoms, they are more progressive in influenza.

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China

World Health Organization - Jan 18, 2017
On 5 January 2017, the Department of Health, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) notified WHO of a case of laboratory-confirmed human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus and on 9 January 2017, the National Health and Family ...

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The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919

by: Susan K. Kent
The influenza pandemic of 1918-19 appeared suddenly at the end of the First World War and with explosive impact took the lives of at least 30 million people worldwide. Spreading rapidly across the globe, it defied all previous understandings of the disease, striking the youngest and healthiest individuals most acutely and confounding the doctors and governments who struggled to contain it. In this volume, Susan Kingsley Kent presents an overview of the disease, detailing its symptoms, tracking its spread, and offering insights into the medical community's understanding of and reaction to the pandemic.
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Introduction to Modern Virology

by: Nigel J. Dimmock, Andrew J. Easton, Keith N. Leppard

Praised forits clarity of presentation and accessibility, Introduction to Modern Virology has been a successful student text for over 30 years. It provides a broad introduction to virology, which includes the nature of viruses, the interaction of viruses with their hosts and the consequences of those interactions that lead to the diseases we see.  This new edition contains a number of important changes and innovations including:

  • The consideration of immunology now covers two chapters, one on innate immunity and the other on adaptive immunity, reflecting the explosion in knowledge of viral interactions with these systems.
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    Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

    by: CDC
    Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases and published by the Public Health Foundation, this edition provides updated immunization and vaccine information to public health practitioners, healthcare providers, health educators, pharmacists, nurses, and others involved in administering immunizations. Current, credible, and comprehensive, "The Pink Book" contains information on each vaccine-preventable disease and delivers immunization providers with the latest information on: •Principles of vaccination •General recommendations on immunization •Vaccine safety •Child/adult immunization schedules •International vaccines/Foreign language terms •Vaccination data and statistics The 13th Edition offers an easy-to-read format for immunization professionals to use and reference.
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    Flu: The Story Of The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It

    by: Gina Kolata
    A national bestseller, the fast-paced and gripping account of the Great Flu Epidemic of 1918 from acclaimed science journalist Gina Kolata, now featuring a new epilogue about avian flu.

    When we think of plagues, we think of AIDS, Ebola, anthrax spores, and, of course, the Black Death. But in 1918 the Great Flu Epidemic killed an estimated forty million people virtually overnight. If such a plague returned today, taking a comparable percentage of the US population with it, 1.5 million Americans would die.
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    Three Types of Flu

    Learn about the three types of influenza virus (Type A, Type B, and Type C) and what makes them differ from one another. Rishi is a pediatric infectious disease ...

    WHO: Influenza, an Unpredictable Threat

    Several influenza pandemics affected the world population over the course of the 20th and early 21st centuries and the threat of the next pandemic looms large.

    America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918 (720p)


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    Animation of the mechanism of an influenza virus and how Crucell's antibodies target the HA1 proteins on the virus and prevent further spread of influenza.

    Influenza Virus Infection - Carolyn Bertozzi (Berkeley/HHMI)

    Bertozzi gives a brief introduction to the flu virus, including how it infects cells and how drugs such as Relenza or Tamiflu work.