A patient may have been infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, at a food market that had live birds. Virus genes were detected in 1 of 79 wire cages for birds at 9 markets. One of 110 persons in the poultry business at markets had neutralizing antibody against H5N1.
Alpha-lipoic acid (LA) is considered to be a universal antioxidant. The intestine is very sensitive to a wide range of stressors for it exposed in a complex microenvironment that usually contained excess free radicals. The objective of this study was to evaluate the pre-protective effect of LA on intestinal epithelial cell injury induced by H2O2. In this… (More)
BACKGROUND The annual differences in the seasonal influenza vaccine and the circulating strains make it necessary to assess influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) yearly. We assessed the effectiveness of the trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 influenza seasons among children in Guangzhou, China. METHODS We conducted a… (More)
BACKGROUND Guangdong province attracted more than 31 million migrants in 2010. But few studies were performed to estimate the complete and age-appropriate immunization coverage and determine risk factors of migrant children. METHODS 1610 migrant children aged 12-59 months from 70 villages were interviewed in Guangdong. Demographic characteristics, primary… (More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to estimate the Lanzhou lamb rotavirus (LLR) vaccination coverage (VC) and timeliness among children aged 2 to 59 months in Guangzhou, China. METHODS An electronic system-based VC survey was conducted using stratified cluster random sampling. RESULTS We reported an overall Lanzhou lamb rotavirus vaccine coverage of 25.3% among… (More)
This study investigated the effects of weaning on the hepatic redox status, apoptosis, function, and the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathways during the first week after weaning in piglets. A total of 12 litters of piglets were weaned at d 21 and divided into the weaning group (WG) and the control group (CG). Six piglets from each… (More)