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Emerging seasonal and pandemic influenza infections

Guest Editor: Shan Lu (Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA); Hongzhou Lu (Shanghai Public Health Clinic Center, Fudan University, Shanghai)

EMI Special Topic- emerging seasonal and pandemic influenza infections will include papers on the basic and clinical researches of emerging influenza viruses in recent years. Influenza was prevalent all over the world and can cause severe diseases in high-risk people. Avian influenza viruses can also infect human and cause deaths. The human infection caused by highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N1) occurred initially in Hongkong in 1997. Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) was first reported from China in March 2013. The understanding of the pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of avian influenza virus infection has been enhanced. Extensive studies have been done on the seasonal influenza viruses especially influenza A(H1N1)pdm09. The H1N1 virus strain was first identified in 2009, caused the H1N1 influenza pandemic and is still circulating all over the world. EMI Special Topic-influenza welcomes research reports and high quality reviews on these important emerging viruses.

Emerging Microbes & Infections

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To announce or not to announce: What is known about the 2016–2017 influenza season in Hong Kong?
H7N9 avian influenza virus - search and re-search
A fatal case caused by novel H7N9 avian influenza A virus in China
Receptor-binding domains of spike proteins of emerging or re-emerging viruses as targets for development of antiviral vaccines
Host adaptation and transmission of influenza A viruses in mammals
Avian influenza A H5N1 virus: a continuous threat to humans
The role of C5a in acute lung injury induced by highly pathogenic viral infections
Human H7N9 avian influenza virus infection: a review and pandemic risk assessment
Receptor binding and transmission studies of H5N1 influenza virus in mammals
Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus infection in marine mammals in California
First documented case of avian influenza (H5N1) virus infection in a lion
Intranasal application of polyethyleneimine suppresses influenza virus infection in mice
Environmental surfaces used in entry-day corralling likely contribute to the spread of influenza A virus in swine at agricultural fairs
The diversity of avian influenza virus subtypes in live poultry markets before and during the second wave of A(H7N9) infections in Hangzhou, China
The S128N mutation combined with an additional potential N-linked glycosylation site at residue 133 in hemagglutinin affects the antigenicity of the human H7N9 virus
Prevalence of influenza A virus in live-captured North Atlantic gray seals: a possible wild reservoir
Mild infection of a novel H7N9 avian influenza virus in children in Shanghai
Human infections with novel reassortant H5N6 avian influenza viruses in China
Avian influenza A(H7N9) virus and mixed live poultry–animal markets in Guangdong province: a perfect storm in the making?
Role of domestic ducks in the emergence of a new genotype of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza A viruses in Bangladesh
Molecular evidence for interspecies transmission of H3N2pM/H3N2v influenza A viruses at an Ohio agricultural fair, July 2012
Exploration of risk factors contributing to the presence of influenza A virus in swine at agricultural fairs
Sustained live poultry market surveillance contributes to early warnings for human infection with avian influenza viruses
Evaluation of the immunogenicity and protective effects of a trivalent chimeric norovirus P particle immunogen displaying influenza HA2 from subtypes H1, H3 and B
Assessing the fitness of distinct clades of influenza A (H9N2) viruses
Nuclear translocation of HIF-1α induced by influenza A (H1N1) infection is critical to the production of proinflammatory cytokines
Clinical presentation and sequence analyses of HA and NA antigens of the novel H7N9 viruses
Rapidly produced SAM® vaccine against H7N9 influenza is immunogenic in mice
Intense circulation of A/H5N1 and other avian influenza viruses in Cambodian live-bird markets with serological evidence of sub-clinical human infections
Avian H11 influenza virus isolated from domestic poultry in a Colombian live animal market
Prevalence and characterization of influenza viruses in diverse species in Los Llanos, Colombia
Pathobiological features of a novel, highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N8) virus
Possible basis for the emergence of H1N1 viruses with pandemic potential from avian hosts
Long-term surveillance of H7 influenza viruses in American wild aquatic birds: are the H7N3 influenza viruses in wild birds the precursors of highly pathogenic strains in domestic poultry?
An H5N1-based matrix protein 2 ectodomain tetrameric peptide vaccine provides cross-protection against lethal infection with H7N9 influenza virus
Poor responses to oseltamivir treatment in a patient with influenza A (H7N9) virus infection
Multiple introductions of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 viruses into Bangladesh
Variability in H9N2 haemagglutinin receptor-binding preference and the pH of fusion
Surveillance for highly pathogenic influenza A viruses in California during 2014–2015 provides insights into viral evolutionary pathways and the spatiotemporal extent of viruses in the Pacific Americas Flyway
Adaptive mutation in influenza A virus non-structural gene is linked to host switching and induces a novel protein by alternative splicing
Genesis of avian influenza H9N2 in Bangladesh
The replication of Bangladeshi H9N2 avian influenza viruses carrying genes from H7N3 in mammals
Reduction of influenza virus-induced lung inflammation and mortality in animals treated with a phosophodisestrase-4 inhibitor and a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
Pathogenicity and transmission of a swine influenza A(H6N6) virus
Additional molecular testing of saliva specimens improves the detection of respiratory viruses
Insight into live bird markets of Bangladesh: an overview of the dynamics of transmission of H5N1 and H9N2 avian influenza viruses
Protease activation mutants elicit protective immunity against highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses of subtype H7 in chickens and mice
Drug susceptibility profile and pathogenicity of H7N9 influenza virus (Anhui1 lineage) with R292K substitution
Prevalence and characteristics of hypoxic hepatitis in the largest single-centre cohort of avian influenza A(H7N9) virus-infected patients with severe liver impairment in the intensive care unit
Infection of inbred BALB/c and C57BL/6 and outbred Institute of Cancer Research mice with the emerging H7N9 avian influenza virus
Molecular characterization of H6 subtype influenza viruses in southern China from 2009 to 2011