Influenza A (H1N1) Blog

Posts Tagged ‘influenza’

  1. November 10, 2009

    Less known but worrying variants of the influenza

    Although we are acquainted with the influenza A (H1N1) and types such as H5N1 or H3N2, there are other influenza variants that infect humans and cause us concern.
    The influenza H7 comprises various lineages, H7N7, H7N3 and H7N2 are those who knowingly infect humans. Some lineages are not very pathogenic (LPAI) and others highly pathogenic (HPAI), [...]

  2. October 21, 2009

    Antiviral and resistance: sialidase inhibitors

    From adamantine therapeutics failures, interest in developing new drugs against the flu virus had come up. Hence, appeared oseltamivir and zanamivir, neuraminidase inhibitors, the first class of planned drugs against Influenza. Here, the path taken for their production was reverse of that of amantadine. Instead of testing the drug and finding out later how [...]

  3. October 3, 2009

    This Week In Virology

    Vincent Racaniello is a professor at the Microbiology department in Columbia University. He is extremely engaged with scientific disclosure on virology. Racaniello is also one of the authors of the book “Principles of Virology” and he could not continue transmitting such content only in books.
    His blog, Virology, contains regular texts [...]

  4. September 20, 2009

    How do we name Influenza A?

    Where do the name H1N1 and all the other names come from? What determines the number of H and N?
    Established by WHO in1980 [1], the nomenclature of Influenza A consists of: type of host, in case the virus has not been isolated from humans; geographical region of origin; number of lineage; year of isolation and; [...]

  5. September 1, 2009

    PLoS Currents: Influenza, revolutionizing the way on how we deal with a pandemic

    PLoS, Public Library of Science, has just announced PLoS Currents: Influenza. It is a partnership among NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information), Google and PLoS, a blog structure hosted by Google Knol. It is a kind of blog and wiki, a site nurtured by content produced by the users but [...]

  6. August 27, 2009

    Why do we fear Influenza 1 – the antivirals

    First of all, to start this blog, and discuss the H1N1 and the flu in general, I decided to start with texts considering the other side of the Influenza. Let’s see what is going on with the virus and the decisions taken towards the virus.

    With viruses such as Ebola, which killed even 90% of the [...]