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Two strains of the flu virus could have been extinguished by anticovid restrictions
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Two strains of the flu virus could have been extinguished by anticovid restrictions

Restrictions put in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus have contributed to flu transmission rates becoming historically low. and specialists point out that even some strains of the influenza virus may have disappeared. In particular, it is suspected that one of the clades of the H3N2 (influenza virus subtype A) may be extinct. The same may have happened with one of the two lineages of influenza B viruses, known as B / Yamagata. Trevor Bedford, a computational biologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, USA, told the Stat medical portal that neither strain has been detected in more than a year. The last time that the viral sequences of B / Yamagata or the clad...
So are the strange cases of bronchiolitis in spring
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So are the strange cases of bronchiolitis in spring

There have been hardly any cases during the fall and winter season and now some diagnoses of these types of infections are beginning to be seenTHE WORLDCough, sneezing, nasal congestion ... It seems that the typical symptoms of the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) that causes bronchiolitis in children return. They are usually present between the months of October and March, but this year has been different. There have hardly been cases this last season and now, in the middle of spring, when its moment has passed, affected patients begin to register. According to the experts, the incidence is not proving significant or worrying, but it is important to bear in mind the possibility that other viruses such as this one or the flu may manifest late. Also in Australia there has been a lot of ...
Bird flu threatens the world after the first human contagion of a new strain in China
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Bird flu threatens the world after the first human contagion of a new strain in China

When we are still facing the pandemic of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes covid-19, this Tuesday the Chinese health authorities have turned on the health alarms by announcing the detection of the world's first case of H10N3 bird flu in humans.It's about a 41-year-old man from the city of Zhenjiang, in the eastern province of Jiangsu, who on April 23 began to have a fever and other symptoms that led to hospital, where he was admitted on April 28 after his health deteriorated. There he was diagnosed with H10N3 avian flu after testing positive for it.This has been announced by the National Health Commission of China through a statement in which does not specify how this world's first pati...
China detects first case of H10N3 bird flu in humans and measures its risk of large-scale spread
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China detects first case of H10N3 bird flu in humans and measures its risk of large-scale spread

The chinese health authorities have reported this Tuesday that they have detected the world's first case of H10N3 bird flu in humans and have advanced that risk of large-scale spread it is extremely low. The case has been detected in a 41-year-old man from Zhenjiang, in the province of Jiangsu, in the east of the Asian country, as specified by the Chinese National Health Commission, reports 'Global Times'.The individual presented fever and other symptoms on April 23, when he was admitted to a local medical center where he received treatment until the 28th of the same month. After carrying out the analyzes, the health authorities have confirmed the positive in the H10...
Family doctors warn of the importance of lifelong vaccination
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Family doctors warn of the importance of lifelong vaccination

The Portuguese Association of General and Family Medicine (APMGF) warned this Monday that the pandemic has further emphasized the importance of vaccination in the prevention of serious diseases, remembering that there are vaccines that must be taken throughout life. This pandemic has further emphasized the importance of vaccination and immunization against serious diseases ”, stated the president of APMGF, Nuno Jacinto, stressing that vaccines are “One of the public health measures with the most impact and the most effective”, which prevent many diseases, some of them deadly and the overwhelming majority contagious. Speaking to the Lusa agency on the European Immunization Week, which kicks off this Monday, the official recalled that ...