9th Influenza Conference 2023
#ESWI2023: Call for abstracts now open
The deadline for abstract submissions is 14 May 2023 23:59 CET.
Navigating COVID language traps
Opinion by Dr. Peter M. Sandman.
The Health System Burden of RSV in Europe
European Health Management Association's (EHMA) white paper on the health system burden of the Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in Europe.
How does a virus cause disease after transmission?
In this fascinating episode pathomechanism is explained and we learn how recent research has shown that acute virus infections may cause long-term health impairments. Even mild flu during pregnancy can affect susceptibility to disease in offspring.
FluCov: combining data from around the world to understand the impact of COVID-19 on influenza activity
The FluCov Epi-Bulletin provides an overview of the number of positive cases of influenza and SARS-CoV-2 and the percentage of specimens that tested positive from January 2019 onwards in 22 countries across most regions of the world.
National influenza surveillance systems in five European countries: a qualitative comparative framework based on WHO guidance
A new framework can be used to compare influenza surveillance systems qualitatively between countries to allow the identification of structural differences as well as to evaluate adherence to WHO guidance. The framework may be adapted for other infectious
Addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy
This article seeks to summarize the currently available information to address the most common concerns regarding COVID-19 vaccination.
How COVID-19 shaped mental health: from infection to pandemic effects
The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has threatened global mental health, both indirectly via disruptive societal changes and directly via neuropsychiatric sequelae after SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Lessons learned from 2 years of influenza vaccinations in the UK and USA during the COVID-19 pandemic as respiratory viruses return
Due to non-pharmaceutical intervention measures the global influenza burden decreased substantially; but with lifting of restrictions a rebound in other respiratory virus pathogens is both plausible and likely.
Infectious diseases and cognition: do we have to worry?
Age-related physiological changes, particularly immune system decline, may contribute to greater vulnerability to infectious diseases in older individuals.
Older adults and COVID-19 vaccines
What do we know so far about older adults and COVID-19 vaccines? How long does the effect of the vaccine last and how successful have countries been in vaccinating older adults? WHO’s Dr Katherine O’Brien explains in Science in 5