Going somewhere exotic? Travel vaccinations are more than just a prick in the arm. Learn what pesky pathogens you’re protecting yourself from next time you trot the globe
In this ASM Virtual Lecture Dr. James McSharry, Professor Emeritus, Albany Medical College, describes the structure of the influenza viruses, types of human influenza viruses and their replication in cells, licensed influenza drugs, current influenza vaccines, and the future of influenza vaccines.
Each year, millions across the globe travel for the holidays. But with the increase in human travel, what microbial gifts are we bringing home with us?
Critically ill patients with the pandemic H1N1 influenza who received triple the standard dose of the influenza drug oseltamivir were 7 times more likely to completely clear the virus from their system in 5 days than those who received the standard dose. This discussion addresses the healthcare implications of these findings, including a rationale for high dose therapy of sensitive strains of influenza.
Public health officials provide the latest update on the H3N2, the new strain of influenza that appears to have jumped from swine to humans and has already infected nearly 300 people in the United States.
Researchers discuss current efforts underway and the most recent developments on the road to a universal flu vaccine.
Researchers present findings from a study showing ferrets who received the 2008-2009 seasonal vaccine experienced a more severe disease when exposed to the pandemic H1N1 influenza virus than ferrets who did not receive the vaccine.