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The pubertal divide in mortality from severe influenza: clues for novel therapeutics

The 1918 influenza pandemic, also known as the Spanish flu, was a protracted and devastating outbreak. Upwards of 500 million people worldwide were infected and death estimates surpassed 50 million. Contemporary studies using virus reconstructed from autopsy

Using behavioral economics to increase flu vaccination rate

Seasonal flu imposes an enormous burden on society every year, yet many people refuse to obtain flu shots due to misconceptions about the risks and effectiveness of flu vaccines.  These misconceptions include the beliefs that the vaccines

Outcomes of Influenza infections in hematopoietic cell transplant recipients

Influenza infection causes mild disease in most cases and severe complications in very few cases. The severity of influenza infection depends mainly on the type of influenza virus and the status of the patient’s immune system. Since

Cerium dioxide nanoparticles increase immunogenicity of the influenza vaccine

Influenza and acute respiratory infections are the viral diseases having tendency for fast epidemic spread. The 2009 “swine flu” pandemic caused by the H1N1 flu virus has revealed the need not only for a detailed study of

Bibliometric analysis of scientific output on influenza in Mexico, 2000-2012

During the spring of 2009, H1N1 influenza became the first pandemic of the 21st century. In the last years, bibliometrics studies have proliferated seeking to provide data on world research. There are no bibliometric studies in Mexico

Ultrasensitive detection of influenza viruses by glycan biosensors

These days there is a considerable interest to develop devices, which are able to detect various diseases at early-stage with a high speed and reliability to enhance efficiency of subsequent disease treatment. The first step towards this goal

Impact of Influenza A virus PA-X protein on host immune responses

Influenza A virus is a clinically important respiratory pathogen that annually infects millions of people worldwide and is, therefore, a serious threat to public health. Recurrent influenza infections occur throughout life because a relatively weak immune response

The H5N2 avian epidemic: prognosis of the next influenza outbreak

Influenza is a viral infectious disease that afflicts millions of people every year with fatalities of thousands; sometimes significantly more when it emerges in a pandemic form. The Spanish Flu of 1918 was probably the most severe

A electrochemical biosensor for the detection of antibodies against avian influenza virus type H5N1 in hen sera

Avian influenza (AI) is a highly contagious disease caused by Orthomyxoviridae family viruses. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus can be easily transmitted between poultry, leading to severe disease outbreaks or even pandemics. It is difficult to