Celebrating ESWI 30 years!
Who would have taken virus isolation for granted 30 years ago? How and why did ESWI transform from a pure virology-based network to one encompassing a public health perspective?
Influenza vaccination in patients affected by diabetes
The effects of vaccination appear to be more effective when using higher-dose and quadrivalent vaccines, although subgroup-specific separate analyses in patients with diabetes are lacking.
European Parliament sets up new Public Health subcommittee
The subcommittee will deal with programmes and specific actions in the field of public health, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, health aspects of bioterrorism, the European Medicines Agency, and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
Superinfection exclusion creates spatially distinct influenza virus populations
Interactions between viruses during coinfections can influence viral fitness and population diversity, as seen in the generation of reassortant pandemic influenza A virus (IAV) strains.
Virus infections, blood clots and bleeding
What do Ebola, Dengue Fever, Lassa Fever, or other hemorrhagic fevers, that often inspire Hollywood productions, have in common with respiratory viruses, such as influenza or Sars-Cov2?
Healthcare facilities should maintain and strengthen infection prevention and control measures during peaks of respiratory viruses transmission
ECDC recommends that healthcare facilities maintain and strengthen infection prevention and control measures, due to the high community transmission and co-circulation of respiratory viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, influenza, RSV and others.
Impact of General Practitioner Education on Acceptance of an Adjuvanted Seasonal Influenza Vaccine among Older Adults in England
Seasonal vaccination against influenza and in-pandemic COVID-19 vaccination are top public health priorities; vaccines are the primary means of reducing infections and also controlling pressures on health systems.
Influenza: Time for a different perspective?
CSL Seqirus organised the symposium "Influenza: Time for a different perspective?" at Options XI for the Control on Influenza conference, which took place in Belfast on 26-29 September.
WHO’s Science in 5 : Influenza
How does the vaccine combat the Influenza virus? How does WHO track influenza across the world to decide the composition of the vaccine? Dr Sylvie Briand also explains why we are seeing a spike in respiratory diseases in Science in 5
Respiratory viruses and infection control
Health Europa spoke to Dr Albert Osterhaus about the burden of respiratory infections.
A Pragmatic Randomized Feasibility Trial of Influenza Vaccines
We conducted a pragmatic, open-label, active-controlled, randomized feasibility trial in Danish citizens aged 65 to 79 years during the 2021–2022 influenza season.
Pharmacists are encouraged to speak to members of their community about getting both the flu and COVID-19 vaccines at the same time
This 2022-23 flu season in the Northern Hemisphere arrived earlier than expected and we are also seeing a concerning increase in the number of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases.