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The Influenza viruses and influenza

by Edwin D. Kilbourne

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Published by Academic Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Influenza.,
  • Influenza viruses.,
  • Influenza.,
  • Influenza viruses.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies and index.

    Statementedited by Edwin D. Kilbourne ; contributors, William J. Bean, Jr. ... [et al.].
    ContributionsKilbourne, Edwin D. 1920-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC150 .I48
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 573 p. :
    Number of Pages573
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5192307M
    ISBN 100124070507
    LC Control Number75013091

    Pigs, like people, can be infected by influenza viruses. These are called swine influenza viruses while influenza viruses found regularly in people are referred to as seasonal influenza or flu viruses. There are multiple strains of swine influenza viruses present in the U.S. in both domestic and wild pigs, just as there are multiple strains of. Although much of the recently available research and experience is focused on the H5N1 subtype, Dr Swayne and his collaborators have methodically extended their discussion to include other avian influenza subtypes and both high and low pathogenicity viruses wherever information exists. The focus of the book is clearly on avian influenza in birds.

    These influenza viruses are different from currently circulating human influenza A virus subtypes and include influenza viruses from predominantly avian and swine origin. In recent years, human infections with highly pathogenic influenza A (H1N1, H5N1, H7N3, and H7N9), and variant influenza A (H3N2v and H1N2v) viruses have been reported.   Influenza is an infectious respiratory disease that, in humans, is caused by influenza A and influenza B viruses. This Primer discusses the biological features of influenza viruses, their effects.

    Influenza is a highly infectious viral illness. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. 1. Most experts think that influenza viruses are spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in people’s mouths or . Additional Physical Format: Online version: Influenza viruses and influenza. New York: Academic Press, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors.


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Influenza A causes moderate to severe illness and affects all age groups. The virus infects humans and other animals. Influenza A viruses are perpetuated in nature by wild birds, predominantly waterfowl.

Most of these viruses are not pathogenic to their natural hosts and do not change or evolve. Influenza B generally causes milder disease thanFile Size: KB. Influenza is caused by infection of the respiratory tract with influenza viruses, RNA viruses of the Orthomyxovirus genus.

Influenza viruses are classified into 4 types: A, B, C, and D. Only virus types A and B commonly cause illness in humans. Human infections with novel influenza A viruses normally found in swine are rare events.

Recently, however, the frequency of such detections has increased. This could be occurring for a number of reasons, including one or more of the following factors: First, laboratory methods for testing for these viruses in the United States were improved.

Influenza viruses are enveloped, −ssRNA viruses found within the Orthomyxoviridae family. Three genera exist with this family that pertain to influenza viruses, Influenzavirus A, Influenzavirus B, and Influenzavirus C, each of which contain a single species, or type: Influenza A virus, Influenza B virus, and Influenza C virus, respectively (Table ).

Pigs first became infected with the influenza virus inand the first swine virus was found in humans in Components of the pandemic virus are thought to have derived from the influenza pandemic. Zimmer SM, Burke DS: Historical perspective—emergence of influenza A (H1N1) viruses, N Engl J Med –,   The Textbook of Influenza is a comprehensive resource covering all aspects of influenza, from the genetic and molecular biology of the virus through to clinical aspects of the disease and the latest drug developments and treatments.

This new edition has been completely revised and reflects the integration of disciplines concerning the emergence, evolution, pathogenesis and control of influenza. Influenza virus is an important human pathogen, frequently causing widespread disease and a significant loss of life.

Much has been learned about the structure of the virus, its genetic variation, its mode of gene expression and replication, and its interaction with the host immu­ nologic : Springer US.

John Barry paints the picture in his entertaining yet terrifying book The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History: Regardless of where it began, to understand what happened next, one must first understand viruses and the concept of the mutant swarm.

Viruses are themselves an enigma that exist on the edges of life. Infectious agent: Influenza virus Description of illness: Novel influenza A virus infection is defined as illness caused by a subtype not circulating in humans and different from the currently circulating human influenza H1 and H3 influenza A is reportable in Tennessee and nationally notifiable to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Influenza A viruses occur in a large variety of species, mainly birds, notably aquatic ones, in which infection is largely intestinal, waterborne, and asymptomatic. The domestic duck in Southeast Asia is the principal host of influenza A viruses and also has a central role in the generation and maintenance of the H5N1 virus.

In Thailand, there. The detection or confirmation by a state public health laboratory of an influenza A virus that is unsubtypable with standard methods (e.g., real-time RT-PCR assays for human influenza A(H3) or (H1) viruses), or a non-human influenza virus (e.g., H5) from a human specimen, could be the initial identification of a virus with pandemic potential.

1. THE INFLUENZA VIRUSES. The influenza A, B, and C viruses, representing three of the five genera of the family Orthomyxoviridae, are characterized by segmented, negative-strand RNA cing has confirmed that these viruses share a common genetic ancestry; however, they have genetically diverged, such that reassortment – the exchange of viral RNA segments between.

Viruses & Influenza. The following excerpts are from Stephen Harrod Buhner’s book Herbal Antivirals: Natural Remedies for Emerging & Resistant Viral you would like to purchase a copy of this book, you can find it here at Beneficial Botanicals. Influenza virus is one of the biggest and yet one of the most insidious scourges to have hit humankind: from tothe “Spanish Flu” pandemic killed 50 - million people across the world; subsequent pandemics inand killed millions more, and.

Orthomyxoviridae (ὀρθός, orthós, Greek for "straight"; μύξα, mýxa, Greek for "mucus") is a family of RNA includes seven genera: Alphainfluenzavirus, Betainfluenzavirus, Deltainfluenzavirus, Gammainfluenzavirus, Isavirus, Thogotovirus, and first four genera contain viruses that cause influenza in vertebrates, including birds (see also avian influenza Class: Insthoviricetes.

Novel influenza infections are those due to influenza viruses that differ from strains currently circulating among humans. The table below distinguishes the Asian-origin H5N1 and H7N9 viruses, which have caused fatal human cases outside of the U.S., and highly-pathogenicFile Size: KB. This book takes you through the doctor's and ER's thoughts for caring for influenza patients, goes through the disturbing history of the press not reporting influenza in up through some of the ways that we can prepare and treat the flu today/5(24).

True influenza is an acute infectious disease caused by a member of the orthomyxovirus family (figure 1): influenza virus A (figure 2), B or, to a much lesser extent, influenza virus C (figure 3).

However, the term 'flu' is often used for any febrile respiratory illness with systemic symptoms that may be caused be a myriad of bacterial or viral.

Three viruses in the family Orthomyxoviridae cause influenza in humans: influenza virus types A and B, which are responsible for annual seasonal epidemics, and influenza virus C, which is rarely described.

Influenza viruses are enveloped, and have a segmented, single-stranded RNA genome. Hemagglutinin (H) and neuraminidase (N) are envelope proteins responsible for the attachment of influenza.

Viral genome and infectious avian influenza A viruses of H5N6, H7N9, and H9N2 subtypes were detected predominantly from particles larger or equal to 1 μm in diameter in the air sampled with.

Despite the recent regional history for the emergence of novel viruses, SARS, the H5N1 and H7N9, and the generation of and global seeding of seasonal influenza viruses and initiatives by WHO and.Influenza is an important cause of otitis media. Acute myositis secondary to influenza can present with calf tenderness and refusal to walk.

In infants, influenza can produce a nonspecific sepsis-like illness picture, and in infants and young children, influenza occasionally causes croup, pertussis like-illness, bronchiolitis, or pneumonia.

Variant influenza viruses refer to influenza viruses that usually circulate in swine, but on occasion may cause an influenza infection in humans. Transmission The transmission route of novel/variant influenza viruses is likely to be similar to seasonal influenza which is .