Modes of transmission of influenza B virus in households.

Author(s): Cowling BJ, Ip DK, Fang VJ, Suntarattiwong P, Olsen SJ, Levy J, Uyeki TM, Leung GM, Peiris JS, Chotpitayasunondh T, Nishiura H, Simmerman JMJournal: PLoS OnePMID: 25268241 September 2014
While influenza A and B viruses can be transmitted via respiratory droplets, the importance of small droplet nuclei "aerosols" in…

Inferring influenza infection attack rate from seroprevalence data.

Author(s): Wu JT, Leung K, Perera RA, Chu DK, Lee CK, Hung IF, Lin CK, Lo SV, Lau YL, Leung GM, Cowling BJ, Peiris JSJournal: PLoS PathogPMID: 24699693 April 2014
Seroprevalence survey is the most practical method for accurately estimating infection attack rate (IAR) in an epidemic such as influenza.…

Comparative epidemiology of human infections with avian influenza A H7N9 and H5N1 viruses in China: a population-based study of laboratory-confirmed cases.

Author(s): Cowling BJ, Jin L, Lau EH, Liao Q, Wu P, Jiang H, Tsang TK, Zheng J, Fang VJ, Chang Z, Ni MY, Zhang Q, Ip DK, Yu J, Li Y, Wang L, Tu W, Meng L, Wu JT, Luo H, Li Q, Shu Y, Li Z, Feng Z, Yang W, Wang Y, Leung GM, Yu HJournal: LancetPMID: 23803488 July 2013
The novel influenza A H7N9 virus emerged recently in mainland China, whereas the influenza A H5N1 virus has infected people…

Aerosol transmission is an important mode of influenza A virus spread.

Author(s): Cowling BJ, Ip DK, Fang VJ, Suntarattiwong P, Olsen SJ, Levy J, Uyeki TM, Leung GM, Malik Peiris JS, Chotpitayasunondh T, Nishiura H, Mark Simmerman JJournal: Nat CommunPMID: 23736803 January 2013
Influenza A viruses are believed to spread between humans through contact, large respiratory droplets and small particle droplet nuclei (aerosols),…