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Enduring research: The constant threat of influenza virus outbreaks

Here, experts Stephan Pleschka, Oliver Planz and Stephan Ludwig walk us through the constant threat of influenza virus outbreaks and the benefit of enduring research in antiviral drug development.
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The spread and expansion of the influenza virus in Africa

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group sheds light on the spread and expansion of several types of the influenza virus in Africa.
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WHO’s Influenza Strategy: Prevention, control, and preparedness

A group of experts from the World Health Organization explain the Global Influenza Strategy for 2019-2030 that charts the path towards greater global influenza prevention, control, and preparedness through 2030.
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Discussing the AIM study (Adiposity, Influenza and Men)

A common experience to the influenza vaccine: wouldn’t it be nice! Dr. Patricia Doyle-Baker discusses the AIM study, the issues and the results.
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WHO launches new global influenza strategy

WHO released a Global Influenza Strategy for 2019-2030 aimed at protecting people in all countries from the threat of influenza.
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NIAID reveals strategic plan for universal influenza vaccine

Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have orchestrated a plan to create a universal influenza vaccine.
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COVID-19 test can give wrong result when taken too early

Johns Hopkins researchers found taking the COVID-19 test too early can give the wrong result, making you falsely COVID-free.
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Open Access Government July 2020

The July 2020 edition of Open Access Government encompasses high quality and stimulating content on government policy issues globally, including health & social care, research & innovation, digital transformation, finance, economic development, government, international development, environment, energy and zero-emission vehicles.
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The COVID-19 outbreak in the African Region

Open Access Government was privileged to speak with Dr Mary Stephen, Public Health Expert at the World Health Organization African Region about the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak since it was first reported in China back in December 2019.
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Uptake of existing vaccines will help support health systems from COVID-19 pressures

The Immunisation For All Ages group discusses the importance of protecting vaccine budgets and immunisation infrastructure, even amidst COVID-19.
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Time to take a lead by taking lead out of the environment

Jacques Trouvilliez, Executive Secretary of AEWA, discusses the challenge of continued use of lead ammunition.
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New NHS recommendation – UK population needs extra vitamin D

Dr Deborah Lee of Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, highlights the importance of taking a daily vitamin D supplement following the NHS' latest recommendation.
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Dr Stephan Pleschka, PhD – Institute of Medical Virology

Stephan Pleschka leads the group for “Influenza Virus Research” at the Institute of Medical Virology (IMV), Giessen, focussing on the identification of virus/cell interactions that regulate influenza virus replication, allowing these viruses to infect different hosts.
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Bioquell’s rapid bio-decontamination service (RBDS) is effective against COVID-19

Director of Product Management at Bioquell, Guy Turner, explains how RBDS uses Bioquell’s 35% hydrogen peroxide vapour solution to eliminate pathogens, thus providing a 6-log sporicidal kill and eliminating all traces of COVID-19.
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Expert comment: Now is the time to prepare for the next pandemic

Professor Martin Michaelis and Dr Mark Wass, University of Kent, School of Biosiences, say it is crucial to overcome COVID-19 and to prepare for the next pandemic.
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The negative impacts of environmental pollutants on COVID-19 health outcomes

Lauren Matelski, Peter Andrew and Pamela J. Lein discuss how environmental pollutants increase individual susceptibility to COVID-19.
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Modeling the whole-body dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 to investigate treatment strategies for effective management of...

Prashant Dogra1, Kavya Sinha2, Zhihui Wang1, Vittorio Cristini1,* 1Mathematics in Medicine Program, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, Texas 2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston, Texas *Correspondence: vcristini@houstonmethodist.org Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a pathogen of immense public health concern, having caused ~4.1 million confirmed...
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The science behind the Hong Kong COVID-19 strategy

Currently, the country has only experienced four deaths: What is the Hong Kong COVID-19 strategy and why is it working so well?
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Could hormone replacement therapy boost your immune system?

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, discusses whether hormone replacement therapy could boost your immune system in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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JCB launch new lacquer safety coating to protect against coronavirus

JCB has launched a new lacquer safety coating product which is designed to reduce the transmission of diseases such as coronavirus .

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