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Isolation and typing of the influenza viruses in the Caspian littoral of Iran

Yahyapour, Y. and Hamkar, R. and Moradi, A. and Mahmoudi, M. and Nourozbabaei, Z. and Saadatmand, Z. and Mokhtari Azad, T. (2007) Isolation and typing of the influenza viruses in the Caspian littoral of Iran. Journal of Medical Sciences, 7 (2). pp. 307-310. ISSN 16824474 (ISSN)

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Present study introduces results of common influenza virus strains in the north of Iran. Samples collected from 65 patients with acute respiratory illness by throat washing and swabs, randomly from north of Iran (Mazandaran, Golestan and Guilan provinces). The patients suffered from fever (high), cough, sore throat, general malaise, chill and myalgia. Viruses were isolated by cell culture and confirmed with HA (Hemagglutination) test and then typed by and HI (Hemagglutination Inhibition) test. Out of 65 throat samples, 12 influenza viruses were isolated and typed. Isolated viruses belonged to A (H1N1), A (H3N2) and B influenza viruses. This study showed that Influenza viruses displayed identical pattern to other provinces in Iran and to other countries. To fight against epidemics and pandemics, we should collect enough data about status of influenza each year and data of exact vaccine formulation application for use in different areas of the world. Acquired data has shown that the vaccine for above viruses that confirmed by WHO can result in decreased risks of influenza in at risk cases in provinces of north Iran.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - J. Med. Sci. (Pakistan) [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Pathobiology, School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Influenza virus A, Influenza virus B, North of Iran, acute respiratory tract disease, adolescent, adult, aged, article, cell culture, child, chill, coughing, female, fever, hemagglutination test, high risk population, human, infection risk, influenza, Influenza virus, Influenza virus A H1N1, Influenza virus A H3N2, Influenza virus B, Iran, major clinical study, malaise, male, myalgia, nonhuman, risk reduction, sore throat, strain identification, throat culture, virus isolation, virus typing
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2015 04:34
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2018 06:30
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2413

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