International scientific community gathers in Valencia for the 9th ESWI Conference on Influenza, COVID-19, and RSV
Since it was established 30 years ago, the European Scientific Working Group on Influenza and other Acute Respiratory Viruses (ESWI) is hosting the 9TH ESWI Influenza Conference
Co-evolution of immunity and seasonal influenza viruses
Seasonal influenza viruses cause recurring global epidemics by continually evolving to escape host immunity. The viral constraints and host immune responses that limit and drive the evolution of these viruses are increasingly well understood.
Cotransfer of antigen and contextual information harmonizes peripheral and lymph node conventional dendritic cell activation
T cell responses against infections and cancer are directed by conventional dendritic cells (cDCs) in lymph nodes distant from the site of challenge.
The Path Towards Effective Respiratory Syncytial Virus Immunization Policies: Recommended Actions
RSV causes a substantial burden worldwide. After over six decades of research, there is finally a licensed immunization option that can protect the broad infant population, and other will follow soon.
Algorithm for Optimised mRNA Design Improves Stability and Immunogenicity
mRNA vaccines are being used to contain COVID-19, but still suffer from the critical limitation of mRNA instability and degradation, which is a major obstacle in the storage, distribution, and efficacy of the vaccine products.
ECDC on Air podcast: The solidarity of Vaccination
European Immunization Week is marked across Europe every year in the final week of April. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of immunisation for the general health and well-being of the European and wider population.
Respiratory syncytial virus infection during infancy and asthma during childhood in the USA (INSPIRE): a population-based, prospective birth cohort study
Early-life severe RSV infection has been associated with the onset of childhood wheezing illnesses. However, the relationship between RSV infection during infancy and the development of childhood asthma is unclear.
United in Protection: vaccination is a show of solidarity!
Ahead of European Immunisation Week (EIW), taking place from 23 to 29 April 2023, Isabel de la Mata -principal advisor for Health and Crisis Management at the European Commission- talks about the benefits of lifelong vaccination
Improving Adult Vaccination Policy in Long-Term Care Settings. Technical Report.
With the World Immunization Week coming up, IFA has produced a study to deliver critical baseline data to help inform technical guidelines, as well as governmental and civil society dialogue and policy actions, to protect the health of LTC residents.
SARS-CoV-2 Omicron boosting induces de novo B cell response in humans
The primary two-dose SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccine series are strongly immunogenic in humans, but the emergence of highly infectious variants necessitated additional doses and the development of new variant-derived vaccines.
We need to keep an eye on avian influenza
H5N1 avian influenza viruses of the A/goose/Guangdong/1/96 lineage have been circulating in wild birds for many years, have inflicted significant economic losses on the poultry industry and have caused zoonotic infections since 1997.