Knowledge and attitudes of university students toward pandemic influenza: a cross-sectional study from Turkey
- Influenza. // Weekly Epidemiological Record;11/4/2005, Vol. 80 Issue 44, p400
This article focuses on influenza activity in different countries. Localized influenza A activity remained low in Manitoba. During week 43, low influenza activity was detected in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, Japan, Mexico, Mongolia and the U.S.
- Revisiting 1957-1958 influenza pandemic may provide clues to combating H1N1. Volansky, Rob // Infectious Diseases in Children;Sep2009, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p51
The article reports on the claims of researchers from the Center for Biosecurity at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania, that revisiting the H2N2 Asian influenza outbreak in 1957 to 1958 could provide clues to combating H1N1.
- Influenza. // Weekly Epidemiological Record;3/31/2006, Vol. 81 Issue 13, p127
The article reports on the overall influenza activity during week 11 in some European and Asian countries. In Finland, localized influenza B activity was discovered in army garrisons. In Norway, influenza activity has been deteriorating since week 8 but stayed on widespread. In Belarus,...
- Behavioural intentions in response to an influenza pandemic. Kok, Gerjo; Jonkers, Ruud; Gelissen, Roger; Meertens, Ree; Schaalma, Herman; de Zwart, Onno // BMC Public Health;2010, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p174
Background: Little is known regarding which behavioural responses can be expected if an influenza pandemic were to occur. Methods: A survey comprising questions based on risk perception theories, in particular PMT, was conducted with a Dutch sample. Results: Although fear that an influenza...
- Influenza. // Weekly Epidemiological Record;5/27/2005, Vol. 80 Issue 21, p191
The article focuses on influenza. Influenza activity worldwide remained similar to that of the previous few weeks, with the exception of China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, where medium-to-high levels of influenza activity continued. Activity was low in most parts of both the...
- A comparison of the pathogenicity of avian and swine H5N1 influenza viruses in Indonesia. Takano, Ryo; Nidom, Chairul A.; Kiso, Maki; Muramoto, Yukiko; Yamada, Shinya; Shinya, Kyoko; Sakai-Tagawa, Yuko; Kawaoka, Yoshihiro // Archives of Virology;Apr2009, Vol. 154 Issue 4, p677
Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 viruses are circulating in many countries. We recently discovered that these viruses have been transmitted to pigs on multiple occasions in Indonesia. To investigate whether avian H5N1 influenza viruses adapted to mammals through their introduction into...
- ATTACK Of the Flu! // Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;2/13/2004, Vol. 73 Issue 19, p2
Provides information on the spread of the flu or influenza in the U.S. Symptoms; Actions taken to keep the virus from spreading in schools; Prevention of the disease.
- Strategies for containing an emerging influenza pandemic in Southeast Asia. Ferguson, Neil M.; Cummings, Derek A.T.; Cauchemez, Simon; Fraser, Christophe; Riley, Steven; Meeyai, Aronrag; Iamsirithaworn, Sopon; Burke, Donald S. // Nature;9/8/2005, Vol. 437 Issue 7056, p209
Highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza A viruses are now endemic in avian populations in Southeast Asia, and human cases continue to accumulate. Although currently incapable of sustained human-to-human transmission, H5N1 represents a serious pandemic threat owing to the risk of a mutation or...
- Influenza Testing in the Diagnostic Laboratory. Preeti Parekh Sharma; Tonya Friesen; Ken B. Waites // Laboratory Medicine;Jun2006, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p366
Laboratory professionals need to understand the prevalence of influenza in the community, clinical manifestations, and test characteristics for the proper use of rapid diagnostic tests. Rapid diagnosis of influenza is essential for reducing ancillary tests, decreasing inappropriate antibiotic...