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Con respecto al meme de la mañana, me preguntan:
¿Por qué no indicar antifludes (amantadina)?
Es una práctica común de indicarla "porque es un antiviral"...

mini influenzHILO!
Primero recordemos al virus de influenza.
Es un virus ARN monocatenario.
Se divide en tres subtipos determinados por el material del núcleo: A, B y C.
Influenza A virus (IAV) tiene subtipos determinados por los antígenos de superficie hemaglutinina (H) y neuraminidasa (N)...
Hay tres tipos de hemaglutininas (H1, H2, H3) que juegan el papel de unión a la célula. Las neuraminidasas (N1, N2) tienen el rol de penetrar a la célula.
Influenza A causa enfermedad moderada a grave y afecta a todos los grupos de edad.

Se conocen al menos 18 HA's y 11 NA's
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#Influenza may not always be thought of as a serious illness – the symptoms of headaches, runny nose, cough, muscle pain can make people confuse it with a heavy cold.

Make sure you're prepared for the #flu season. The most effective way to protect yourself is to get vaccinated!
What most of us think of as ‘the flu’ is seasonal #influenza, so called because it comes around in the coldest season twice a year and circulates year-round in the tropics and subtropics bit.ly/2ymTAmI
@pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO When a new virus emerges it can turn into a pandemic if:
➡️it easily infect people
➡️it spreads between people
➡️most people have no immunity against it.
bit.ly/2ymTAmI
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A healthy, 9-year old #Florida girl was paralyzed by the #FluShot

newstarget.com/2016-06-29-a-h…

#ADEM is an auto-immune disease that occurs when the immune system "mistakenly attacks its own brain tissue," when responding to a #vaccination or infection.

#VaccineInjury #LearnTheRisk
#STUDY: Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (#ADEM) Onset: Evaluation Based on #Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting Systems

journals.plos.org/plosone/articl…

#Flu & #HPV #vaccines are "those most frequently associated w/ ADEM, accounting for almost 30% of the total cases."

#VaccineInjury
#STUDY: Post-#vaccination Encephalomyelitis (#ADEM): Literature review & illustrative case (after #FluShot)

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18976924

ADEM has been associated w/ several #vaccines such as rabies, DTP, polio, smallpox, #MMR, Japanese B encephalitis, #Flu, HepB.

#LearnTheRisk
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😷Lab-confirmed #Flu in #Australia to 21SEPT2019
⚪ pink line=positives for 2019, other colours=other years
🤧+3,143 over last *2* days
🤧283,742 cases for 2019
😷Lab-confirmed #Flu numbers
🤧Difference in totals, between reporting days, #Australia
🤧decline in positives slowly continues from mid-July peak
⚪ graph is a guide only. Each total may include NNDSS numbers that were added to previous as well as current days
😷 Rates and States, #Flu. New South Wales (NSW) remains the hottest spot overall
🤧 South Australia's (SA) early surge retains it the jurisdiction with the highest rate of cases per 100,000 population, but NSW closing in
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Hi-time for a rant. Believe it or not, IRL I am not a blue owl, I'm actually a scientist and an expert in infectious diseases. #Influenza #trumpwillkillusall #ETTD thehill.com/policy/healthc…
The science thing, as well as being a compassionate human being make me completely outraged about the fact that refugees will not receive an influenza vaccine. #Influenza #trumpwillkillusall #ETTD
Flu is nothing to fool around with! In 1918 an influenza pandemic killed at least 50 million people (3% of the world's population)! It infected 500 million people including people in remote areas like the arctic. #Influenza #trumpwillkillusall #ETTD
cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-r…
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Let's remove barriers so that #PharmacyTechnicians in the UK can be trained to vaccinate, and support attainment of community immunity

Now's the time to produce a training programme & PSDs to support the delivery of this year's flu prevention plan

#vaccines #InfectionPrevention
We need to adopt QI methodology to address this #publichealth concern

The drivers are clear - this is about ⬆️ #patientsafety via #prevention

It should not be about inter-professional competition; there is enough work for everyone
It's important to #vaccinate as many people as possible to protect those who're vulnerable

Although UK flu activity levels were not high last year, impact on 2°care was high due to hospitlisation & ICU admissions

This year looks set to ⬆️ so let's be innovative w/ healthcare WF
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On Friday at @NCDCgov our Director of Laboratory Services, Dr Adebayo Adedeji who has been there since the beginning of the agency officially retired from public service. An amazing colleague to celebrate!
#NCDCSundayReflections
Following the Avian Influenza outbreak in Nigeria over 10 years ago, the country became a recipient of an Influenza grant from @CDCgov. Dr Adedeji has led this grant from start, ensuring Nigeria's surveillance of #influenza virus. This is published in our #NCDCWER
Despite the difficulties experienced in managing sentinel sites across the country, Dr Adedeji's leadership has made remarkable progress. Prior to our operationalisation of the National Reference Lab, the #influenza bench was the biggest learning platform for our lab scientists
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‘Tis the season...let’s talk about #vaccines. You’ll likely see a lot of fear-mongering & misinformation from antivaxxers in the coming weeks. Let’s fight back w/ science & facts.

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Here’s a link to @CDCgov’s Vaccines & Immunizations directory:
cdc.gov/vaccines/index…

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Are you a parent? Here is a link to @CDCgov’s handy guide to #vaccines for parents: cdc.gov/vaccines/paren…

For a visual guide on the CDC’s recommended vaccination schedule for children from birth to age 18, look below⬇️

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More on why it’s so important to vaccinate children: healthychildren.org/English/safety…

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"LA VACUNA CONTRA LA #influenza NO SIRVE".
Fíjate bien:

El virus muta periódicamente. No es el mismo cada temporada.

#Expertos en el tema se reúnen a principios de cada año para "PREDECIR" cuál será la cepa de la temporada que viene e inmunizar poco antes de que inicie octubre.
Y aunque como en la lotería, sea muy difícil darle exactamente al tipo, subtipo, cepa o línea, la vacuna, compuesta con varias "posibilidades" otorga protección al menos parcial a quien la recibió, dependiendo del grado de "parecido" de la vacuna con el virus de la temporada.
Por eso es tonto decir que la vacuna NO sirve porque de todos modos "se enferma" la gente.

Para NO enfermarnos, la vacuna debería tener tal cual el virus que infecta en cada temporada. Imposible.

Como médico te lo digo: no subestimes la poca o mucha protección de la vacuna.
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