Serotonin reduction in post-acute sequelae of viral infection
Peripheral serotonin reduction, in turn, impedes the activity of the vagus nerve and impairs hippocampal responses and memory. These findings provide a possible explanation for neurocognitive symptoms associated with viral persistence in Long COVID.
SARS-CoV-2 evolution in the Omicron era
Since SARS-CoV-2 BA.5 (Omicron) emerged and spread in 2022, Omicron lineages have markedly diversified.
The effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine in the prevention of post-COVID conditions: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis of the latest research
In the last three years, extensive research has demonstrated the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines. These vaccines have played a critical role in reducing mortality and hospitalization rates.
Variant-adapted COVID-19 booster vaccines
Current vaccines should be tailored to combat future SARS-CoV-2 variants.
Changes in Lifestyle Habits in Individuals with Diabetes during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The ELSA-Brasil Cohort Study
The COVID-19 pandemic and society’s response to it may have constrained the ability of those with diabetes to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Policy & Recommendations
Policy Recommendations for Empowering healthcare professionals for everyone’s protection
Steering Group on Influenza Vaccination releases on the EU Flu Day a set of Policy Recommendations for the EU and national governments to expand influenza vaccine uptake.
Seasonal influenza vaccination recommendations and coverage rates in EU/EEA Member States
An overview of vaccination recommendations for 2021-22 and coverage rates for the 2018–19 to 2020–21 influenza seasons.
WHO/Europe, EC and ECDC urge eligible groups to get vaccinated or boosted to save lives this autumn and winter
Last year’s autumn and winter seasons were unpredictable. Last winter, the cumulative impacts of influenza, COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus or RSV hit the very young and the very old the hardest.
9th Influenza Conference 2023
The Ninth ESWI Influenza Conference: Highlights
ESWI 2023: 10 key take home messages
Australian discovery of change in ‘killer T cells’ could help fight against influenza
Research led by Dr Carolien van de Sandt, a senior research fellow at the Doherty Institute and 2023 Claude Hannoun Prize, and UNSW Sydney shows that cells are replaced as we get older by ones less able to read threat from infections
Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2024 southern hemisphere influenza season
WHO convenes technical consultations in February and September each year to recommend viruses for inclusion in influenza vaccines for the northern hemisphere (NH) and southern hemisphere (SH) influenza seasons, respectively.