influenza virus


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influenza virus

[‚in·flü′en·zə ‚vī·rəs]
(virology)
Any of three immunological types, designated A, B, and C, belonging to the myxovirus group which cause influenza.
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Topics will range from basic science of the influenza virus itself to pandemic preparedness to vaccination and clinical development.
IRs per 100 person-months were calculated by dividing the number of travelers with confirmed influenza virus infections by the total number of travel months in which participants were at risk for infection.
Our findings suggest that PD1 could serve as a biomarker as well as a much needed antiviral drug for severe and lethal influenza virus infections," the researchers said.
Evidence of influenza virus infection by many different influenza serotypes has been found through antibody and virus isolation from seals around the world.
Diagnostic tests are frequently evaluated and developed for improved sensitivity and reliability, because the influenza virus is constantly evolving.
The NIC is concerned with surveying the clinical samples of influenza and other respiratory viruses circulating among people in the country and so far it has found that influenza virus was circulating in the country until this summer, which could mean that this winter might be a severe season for influenza and that makes it more important for people to get vaccinated against seasonal flu," he said.
While it is important to focus efforts on combating the occasional appearance in humans of a novel influenza virus derived from an animal source that can lead to a pandemic, it is also crucial not to neglect the importance of seasonal influenza virus infections that lead to more than 200,000 hospitalizations and more than 36,000 deaths each year in the United States alone.
As of now, humans can't be vaccinated against the avian influenza virus.
The influenza virus causes an acute viral disease of the respiratory tract.
Domesticated birds may become infected with avian influenza virus through direct contact with infected waterfowl or other infected poultry, or through contact with surfaces (such as dirt or cages) or materials (such as water or feed) that have been contaminated with virus.
REP 9 has also recently been shown to have potent antiviral activity against influenza virus strains which are resistant to the action of Tamiflu(TM) and Relenza(TM).