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.
Current COVID-19 situation and what's next for COVID-19
WHO's Information Network for Epidemics organised a webinar to provide an update on the current COVID-19 situation, the new variants, and discuss what it means for the pandemic and our lives.
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.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection in farmed minks, Spain, October 2022
In October 2022, an outbreak in Europe of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N1) in intensively farmed minks occurred in northwest Spain. A single mink farm hosting more than 50,000 minks was involved.
The effect of communication and disinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic
This study analyses how governments, public health experts and other professionals communicated during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact of these communication strategies.
Three years ago … What did the start of the COVID pandemic unleash for you?
As we mark the third anniversary of the declaration of the pandemic, Eloise Todd, co-founder of Pandemic Action Network, writes an opinion on the first 100 days of COVID-19.
EU-US conference on Long COVID
This online conference aimed to shed light on perspectives for addressing long COVID in the EU and the US. It brought together experts from medical, public health, health economics disciplines, patient organisations and policymakers.
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
WHO Webinar Series on Trust and Pandemic Preparedness: Trust and pandemics
The first webinar in the series reviews the lessons learned at the intersection of trust and different responses to health emergencies including HIV, Ebola and COVID-19.