Le Thi Thanh

Nguyen Tran Hien7
Peter Horby7
Pham Quang Thai6
Le Quynh Mai6
7Nguyen Tran Hien
7Peter Horby
6Pham Quang Thai
6Le Quynh Mai
6Annette Fox
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Prospective community-based studies have provided fundamental insights into the epidemiology of influenza in temperate regions, but few comparable studies have been undertaken in the tropics. The authors conducted prospective influenza surveillance and intermittent seroprevalence surveys in a household-based cohort in Vietnam between December 2007 and April(More)
Serological studies are the gold standard method to estimate influenza infection attack rates (ARs) in human populations. In a common protocol, blood samples are collected before and after the epidemic in a cohort of individuals; and a rise in haemagglutination-inhibition (HI) antibody titers during the epidemic is considered as a marker of infection.(More)
  • Mai Quynh Le, Ha Minh Lam, Vuong Duc Cuong, Tommy Tsan-Yuk Lam, Rebecca A Halpin, David E Wentworth +5 others
  • 2013
Understanding global influenza migration and persistence is crucial for vaccine strain selection. Using 240 new human influenza A virus whole genomes collected in Vietnam during 2001-2008, we looked for persistence patterns and migratory connections between Vietnam and other countries. We found that viruses in Vietnam migrate to and from China, Hong Kong,(More)
OBJECTIVES Influenza household transmission studies are required to guide prevention strategies but most passively recruit index cases that seek healthcare. We investigated A(H1N1)pdm09 transmission in a household-based cohort during 2009. METHODS Health-workers visited 270 households weekly, and collected swabs from influenza-like-illness cases. If(More)
To guide control policies, it is important that the determinants of influenza transmission are fully characterized. Such assessment is complex because the risk of influenza infection is multifaceted and depends both on immunity acquired naturally or via vaccination and on the individual level of exposure to influenza in the community or in the household.(More)
DNA ladder is commonly used to determine the size of DNA fragments by electrophoresis in routine molecular biology laboratories. In this study, we report a new procedure to prepare a DNA ladder that consists of 10 fragments from 100 to 1000 bp. This protocol is a combination of routinely employed methods: cloning, PCR, and partial digestion with restriction(More)
OBJECTIVES Hemagglutination inhibiting (HI) antibodies correlate with influenza vaccine protection but their association with protection induced by natural infection has received less attention and was studied here. METHODS 940 people from 270 unvaccinated households participated in active ILI surveillance spanning 3 influenza seasons. At least 494(More)