Call for proposal::Research projects leveraging on the GIHSN platform

BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE

The Foundation for Influenza Epidemiology contributes to the worldwide efforts in monitoring respiratory viruses by supporting the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network. The GIHSN was set up 9 years ago to generate yearly epidemiological and medical evidence on influenza and other respiratory viruses and currently has about 100 sentinel hospitals in more than 20 countries. Clinical and virologic data collected through the platform are shared with World Health Organisation (WHO)/ Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID) and other policy makers to improve vaccine strains selection and the understanding of influenza circulation and virus evolution.

Data availability: At each site, patients hospitalized with severe acute respiratory illness, based on pre-defined criteria, are identified at admission. Patients are interviewed (demographic and epidemiologic features) and followed up through hospitalization to gather key clinical outcomes (e.g. admission to the intensive care unit, use of mechanical ventilation, in-hospital death). Respiratory specimens are collected and tested for influenza. Some sites also test these specimens using multiplex that cover a range of viral pathogens (such as respiratory syncytial virus, adenovirus, bocavirus, parainfluenza, rhinovirus, metapneumovirus, human coronaviruses and SARS-CoV-2). Whole genome sequencing (WGS) of influenza viruses and SARS-CoV-2 (since 2020-21) are done in a subset. Clinical, epidemiology and laboratory data are aggregated in a centralized database. Most sites also store a subset of respiratory specimens at -70° C for future use, reflecting both positive and negative laboratory results. There are over 80,000 patients enrolled so far in GIHSN, these are patients of all ages hospitalized due to respiratory illness from countries of all economic groups, included in the Southern and Northern Hemispheres, and represent varying levels of influenza vaccination coverage, including countries without a vaccine policy.

The Foundation wishes to support research projects and analytical proposals focused on influenza and others respiratory viruses that leverage the GIHSN platform.

Projects and proposals could include:

  • novel analyses of existing GIHSN data
  • the use of respiratory specimens (from selected participating sites) for pathogen discovery or other relevant studies
  • the engagement of site-specific investigators (one or more sites) to collect more/new data to further improve our understanding of influenza and other respiratory viruses and related vaccines

To comply with regulations of data access and privacy, the Foundation has set up a data warehouse and a data access framework which will allow GIHSN site investigators and not-for-profit institutions to collaborate on analytical proposals and publications.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Any GIHSN site investigators or not-for-profit institutions is eligible for the call for research projects. Applicants should submit a proposal, completing a dedicated application form (please download the Word template attached), which presents the idea for the research project in detail, including:

  • requester capacity and experience and affiliation
  • research question, rationale, objectives and expected outcomes
  • define whether the request is for having access to dataset (if analytical proposal), use of specimen bank, or for collection of new data in collaboration with site investigators to complement already existent information,
  • description of the planned analysis
  • expected impact of the research /public disclosure-publication
  • timelines and status of the project preparation (e.g. full protocol, IRB, funding, training,)

The Foundation for Influenza Epidemiology may be able to provide grants to supplement the research project proposal funding. The applicant needs to provide a detail budget, indicating other sources of support.

The GIHSN data catalogue (see Excel document attached) aims to provide a high-level fingerprinting of the GIHSN database including:

  • references to the generic protocols and related patient questionnaires developed along the nine influenza seasons
  • an excel sheet summarising the sites characteristics, vaccine policy in country, case finding specificities, samples selection and testing procedures, tested virus, and cumulative number across seasons of severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) and laboratory confirmed influenza (LCI) and other respiratory viruses (ORV) cases in the GIHSN database per site
  • the list of variables/database codes

The applicants should use this data catalogue to make a first assessment of the feasibility of their proposal before its submission to the Foundation.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applications meeting the eligibility criteria will be reviewed and evaluated by the Independent Scientific Committee of the Foundation which will assess the scientific merit and data sharing requirements of the research projects proposals. If needed, a feasibility evaluation will be conducted by Impact Healthcare, the company coordinating the network and hosting the database. The Executive committee of the Foundation will then select the research projects proposals based on strategic relevance and budget availability and then authorise dataset access (through a secured GDPR compliant IT system).

Sites remain owners of their data and they will be informed of the selected proposals and invited to contribute. Sites will also review and comment upon the final approval.

Applications that involve requests for access to respiratory specimens or need new data collected should preferably engage specific sites in advance, involve the local investigators, and/or include their support letter in the submission package.

The maximum yearly envelope for this optional grant support is 200,000 euros. This amount may be shared across several projects or allocated to a single project as decided through Executive Committee review of proposals. The Foundation reserves the right to not award the entire yearly budget.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications to this call are welcomed all year long. Please download the Word application template on the GIHSN website and send your application by email to contact@gihsn.org. The formal review outcome will be communicated twice a year (April and October). It is advised to submit proposals at least 1 month before the review months to be considered.

A formal letter from the Foundation describing the project and optional grant payment milestones will be sent to the selected applicants.

Requirements for funding applicants:
To be eligible for grants allocation, applicants should be not-for-profit public institutions and the following documents should be provided along with the proposal to attest the above status:

  • Last annual and financial reports (administrative documents of the institution)
  • Bank account number (official bank document – with swift number)
  • List of the members of the board of governors (i.e. group of people who jointly oversee the activities of the institution)
  • Statutes and Copy of the decree of creation

 

Research projects leveraging
on the GIHSN platform

GIHSN Call for Research
Projects 2021 Application Form

GIHSN Data Catalog

Oral presentations and posters

The Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network (GIHSN): Data Sharing for Action

Africa Network for Influenza Surveillance and Epidemiology (ANISE) 7th Meeting, Johannesburg
September 11-13, 2023

The Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network (GIHSN): Data Sharing for Action.

Marta C Nunes, Nancy A Otieno, John Paget, Justin Ortiz, Melissa K Andrew, Shelly McNeil, Philippe Vanhems, Jan Kyncl, Javier Díez Domingo, Tao Zhang, Ghassan Dbaibo, Victor Alberto Laguna Torres, Anca Draganescu, Elsa Baumeister, Doris Gomez, Sonia M Raboni, Heloisa Giamberardino, Vicky Baillie, Elena Burtseva, Anna Sominina, Snežana Medić, Daouda Coulibaly, Afif Ben Salah, Liem Binh Luong, Bruno Lina, Parvaiz Koul, Serhat Unal, Mine Durusu Tanriover, Joseph Bresee, Cecile Viboud, John McCauley, Sandra S Chaves

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Options xi for the control of influenza - 26-29 September 2022

OPTIONS XI for the Control of influenza
26-29 September 2022

Ten-year anniversary of the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network (GIHSN)

Sandra S. Chaves, Catherine Commaille-Chapus, Laurence Torcel-Pagnon, Mendel Haag, Paula Barbosa, Vanessa Moeder, Erica Dueger, Gavin Cloherty, Melissa Andrew, John Paget, Justin R. Ortiz, John McCauley, Elena Burtseva, Marta Nunes, Joseph Bresee, Wenqing Zhang, Bruno Lina, Cedric Mahe

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20th European Congress of Internal Medicine - 9-11 June 2022, Malaga, Spain

20th European Congress of Internal Medicine
9-11 June 2022, Malaga, Spain

Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network (GIHSN) 2020-21 season project in Turkey: Utilization of influenza surveillance for tackling SARS-CoV2

Mine Durusu Tanriover, Mehmet Cakmak, Metin Ozsoy, Gül Arga, A. Tulay Bagci Bosi, A. Gorkem Er, Oguz Abdullah Uyaroglu, Lale Ozisik, F. Sebnem Erdinc, Halil Ozdemir, Ergin Ciftci, Can Holyavkin, Serhat Unal

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Options ix for the control of influenza - 24-28 August 2016

OPTIONS X for the control of influenza
28 August – 1 September 2019

Developments of the global influenza hospital surveillance network to support better monitoring of influenza virus genetic evolution: The GIHSN-SevVIR network

Bruno LINA, John Paget, Melissa K Andrew, Luzhao Feng, Justin R Ortiz, Daria Danilenko, Xavier Lopez-Labrador, Robert C Reiner Jr, Marta C Nunes, Catherine Commaille-Chapus, Clotilde El Guerche-Seblain

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Sixth eswi influenza conference

6th ESWI Influenza Conference
10-13 September 2017, Riga, Latvia

Description of the burden of severe influenza in diabetic patients during four consecutive seasons (2012/13 – 2015/16) in the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network (GIHSN)

Guglieri-López B, Puig-Barberà J, Pisareva M, Unal S, Siqueira M, Ruiz-Palacios GM, Baselga-Moreno V, Stolyarov K, Durusu-Tanriover M, Komurian-Pradel F, Guerrero-Almeida ML, Mira-Iglesias A, Bagci Bosi T, Picot V, López-Labrador FX, Badur S, Costa-Caetano B, Díez-Domingo J, Moura FEA, Sánchez-Catalán MJ, Sominina A for the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network (GIHSN).

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Assessment of the effect of repeated vaccination on current season IVE – patients 60 years or over, 2013-2014 to 2015-2016

J. Puig-Barberà; V. Baselga-Moreno; A. Mira-Iglesias; B. Guglieri-López; M. Tortajada-Girbés; F.X. López-Labrador; M. Carballido-Fernández C. Carratalá-Munuera; P Correcher-Medina; V. Gil-Guillén; R. Limón-Ramírez; J. Mollar-Maseres; M.C. Otero-Reigada; G. Schwarz; J. Díez-Domingo.

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Admissions with influenza and influenza vaccine effectiveness, Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network. Results from Northern Hemisphere, 2016/2017 Influenza season

V Baselga-Moreno, J Díez-Domingo, S Trushakova, A Sominina, S McNeil, A Mira-Iglesias, A Draganescu, GM Ruiz-Palacios, P Koul,S Unal, J Kyncl, T Zhang, A Kuatbayeva, A Ben-Salah, M Pisareva, A Ambrose, B Guglieri-López, D Pitigoi, ML Guerrero-Almeida, N Bali, M Durusu, Z Mandakova, W Shan, J Ben Khlil, FX López-Labrador, M Ben Jemaa, K Stolyarov, J Puig-Barberà, E Bur tseva for the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network (GIHSN).

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Respiratory viruses associated admissions during four consecutive seasons (2012/13 – 2015/16) in the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network (GIHSN)

Mira-Iglesias A, Puig-Barberà J, Pisareva M, Unal S, Siqueira M, Ruiz-Palacios GM, Baselga-Moreno V, Stolyarov K, Durusu-Tanriover M, Komurian-Pradel F, Guerrero-Almeida ML, Guglieri-López B, Bagci Bosi T, Picot V, López-Labrador FX, Badur S, Costa-Caetano B, Díez-Domingo J, Moura FEA, Sominina A for the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network (GIHSN).

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Outcomes of adult patients hospitalized for influenza like illness in 2015-16 influenza season in Turkey

Mine Durusu Tanriovera, A. Tulay Bagci Bosi, Lale Ozisika, Emre Bilgin, Ozlem Guzel Tunccan, Ozge Ozgen, Necla Tulek, Metin Ozsoy, Serhat Unala.

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Unpredictable local trends: Epidemiology of patients hospitalized for influenza like illness in 2015-16 influenza season in Turkey

Mine Durusu Tanriover, A. Tulay Bagci Bosi, Lale Ozisik, Emre Bilgin, Özlem Güzel Tunçcan, Özge Özgen, Necla Tülek, Metin Özsoy, Hasan Tezer, Tuğba Bedir Demirdağ, Ates Kara, Sevgen Tanir Basaranoglu, Kubra Aykac, Aslınur Ozkaya-Parlakay, Belgin Gulhan, Serhat Unal.

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Mortality Related Factors in Patients Requiring Hospitalization for Influenza Like Illness

Lale ÖZIŞIK, Mine DURUSU TANRIÖVER, Meral ÇIBLAK AKÇAY, Kübra YUNTÇU, Serhat ÜNAL, Selim BADUR, Banu ÇAKIR.

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Options ix for the control of influenza - 24-28 August 2016

OPTIONS IX for the control of influenza – 24-28 August 2016

1. GIHSN 2012-2015 Options IX GIHSN overall AOIX00541_20160630.
2. Options IX posterAOIX00065_Waning_v20160630_amended.
3. Options IX posterAOIX00515_GIHSN_RV_v20160630.
4. GIHSN 2012-2015 Opitions IX.

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World Health Organization

Consultation on National, Regional and Global Estimates of the Burden of Influenza Disease

Pilot estimates of admission rates with confirmed influenza in the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network sites, 2014-2015 influenza season, in regions with known or unknown denominators.

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isirv - International Society for Influenza and other respiratory Virus Diseases

ISIRV, Incidence, Severity and Impact of Influenza 2016, Paris, France on 21-22nd January 2016

Impact ofinfluenza strain and patient characteristics on the risk of admissions with influenza. Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network Results, 2014- 2015 influenza season

Joan Puig Barberà, Elena Burtseva, Hongjie Yu, Selim Badur, Jan Kyncl, F. Xavier López-Labrador, Maria Pisareva, Svetlana Trushakova, Benjamin J. Cowling, Tulay Bagci, Ainara Mira Iglesias, Elizaveta Smorodintseva, Lidiya Kisteneva, Luzhao Feng, Sevim Mese, Angels Natividad-Miralles, Kirill Stolyarov, Lyudmila Kolobukhina, Peng Wu, Kubra Yurtcu, Lubov Voloshchuk, Veronika Afanasieva, Qin Ying, Anna Sominina for the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Study Group (GIHSN).

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Estimates of 2014/15 vaccine effectiveness (VE) against influenza related hospitalizations from the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network (GIHSN) using a test negative case-control design

Joan Puig-Barberà, Angels Natividad-Miralles, Elena Burtseva, Hongjie Yu, Selim Badur, Jan Kyncl, F. Xavier López-Labrador, Maria Pisareva, Svetlana Trushakova, Benjamin J. Cowling, Kubra Yurtcu, Ainara Mira-Iglesias, Elizaveta Smorodintseva, Lidiya Kisteneva, Luzhao Feng, Sevim Mese, Kirill Stolyarov, Lyudmila Kolobukhina, Peng Wu, Tulay Bagci, Lubov Voloshchuk, Veronika Afanasieva, Qin Ying, Anna Sominina for the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Study Group (GIHSN).

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Evidence of waning effect of the influenza vaccine during the 2014-2015 season. Valencia Hospital Network for the Study of influenza and other Respiratory Viruses (VAHNSI), Spain

Ainara Mira-Iglesias, Miguel Tortajada-Girbés, F. Xavier López-Labrador, Ángel Belenguer-Varea, Mario Carballido- Fernández, Empar Carbonell-Franco, Concha Carratalá-Munuera, Ramón Limón-Ramírez, Joan Mollar-Maseres, Maria del Carmen Otero-Reigada, Germán Schwarz-Chavarri, José Tuells, Vicente Gil-Guillén, Joan Puig- Barberà for the Valencia Hospital Network for the Study of Influenza and Respiratory Viruses Diseases.

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idweek 2015

IDWeek 2015. San Diego, CA, USA, on the 7-11th October, 2015

Epidemiology of admissions with influenza and the impact of underlying patient characteristics on the risk of admission with influenza during the 2013/14 season in the GIHSN participating sites

Joan Puig-Barberà, Angels Natividad Sancho, Svetlana Trushakova, Anna Sominina, Maria Pisareva, Meral A. Ciblak, Selim Badur, Hongjie Yu, Benjamin J. Cowling, Clotilde El Guerche-Séblain, Ainara Mira-Iglesias, Lidiya Kisteneva, Kirill Stolyarov, Kubra Yurctu, Luzhao Feng, Elena Burtseva for the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Study Group (GIHSN).

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Vaccine effectiveness in preventing hospitalizations with influenza Preliminary results from the “Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network” for the northern hemisphere 2013/14 influenza season using a test-negative approach

Joan Puig-Barberà, Angels Natividad-Sancho, Svetlana Trushakova, Anna Sominina, Elizaveta Smorodintseva, Meral A. Ciblak, Selim Badur, Hongjie Yu, Benjamin J. Cowling, Ainara Mira Iglesias, Lydumila Kolobukhina, Lubov Voloshchuk, Kubra Yurctu, Peng Wu, Elena Burtseva for the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Study Group (GIHSN).

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8th Vaccine and ISV Congress

8th Vaccine & ISV Congress. Philadelphia, PA, USA, on the 26-28th October, 2014

Epidemiological analysis of a worldwide network of hospitals – “Hospitalizations with influenza during the 2013–2014 Influenza season: Preliminary results from the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network” (GIHSN).
Joan Puig-Barberà, Anita Tormos, Svetlana Trushakova, Anna Sominina, Maria Pisareva, Meral A. Ciblak, Selim Badur, Hongie Yu, Benjamin J. Cowling, Fernando Bozza, Fernanda Moura, Elena Burtseva, On behalf The GIHSN Group.

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Fith eswi influenza conference

The fifth ESWI Influenza Conference. Riga, on the 14-17th September, 2014

Epidemiological analysis of a worldwide network of hospitals – “Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network” (GIHSN).
J Puig- Barberà, A Tormos, A Nativity Sancho, A Mira Iglesias, A Buigues Vila. European Scientific Working group on Influenza (ESWI).

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Premum non nocere 2014

Primum non nocere. Alicante, on the 3-5th September 2014 subtitulo

Epidemiological analysis of a worldwide network of hospitals – “Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network” (GIHSN).
J Puig- Barberà, A Tormos, A Nativity Sancho, A Mira Iglesias, A Buigues Vila. Sociedad Española de Epidemiología.

7th Vaccine and isv congress 2013

International Society of Vaccines (ISV) VII congress. Presented 26-29 October 2013

Characteristics of hospitalizations associated with circulating seasonal influenza strains: Epidemiological analysis from the “Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network” (GIHSN)

J Puig-Barberà, A Tormos, E. Burtseva, P Vanhems, M Ciblak, A Natividad Sancho, A Buigues Vila, S Martínez-Úbeda, A Sominina, The GIHSN Group.

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The Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network (GIHSN): assessment of IVE statistical heterogeneity across study sites

J Puig-Barberà, A Natividad Sancho, E Burtseva, C Merle, M Ciblak, A Tormos, A Buigues Vila, S Martínez-Úbeda, A Sominina, The GIHSN Group.

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Epidemiological analysis from a worldwide network of hospitals – “Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network” (GIHSN)

J Puig-Barberà, A Tormos, A Natividad Sancho, A Buigues Vila, S Martínez-Úbeda.

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The “Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network” (GIHSN): a step forward

J Puig-Barberà, A Sominina, E Burtseva, O Launay, M Ciblak, A Tormos, C Mahé.

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options viii for the control of influenza

Options VIII for the control of Influenza, September 2013

Epidemiological characteristics of hospitalizations associated with circulating season influenza strains: pooled analysis from the “Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network” (GIHSN)

J Puig-Barberà, A Tormos, A Sominina, P Vanhems, M Ciblak, A Natividad Sancho, A Buigues Vila, S Martínez-Úbeda on behalf of The GIHSN Group.

Assessment of 2012/13 IVE statistical heterogeneity across study sites within the Global Hospital Surveillance Netowrk (GIHSN)

J Puig-Barberà, A Natividad Sancho, E Burtseva, C Merle, M Ciblak, A Tormos, A Buigues Vila, S Martínez-Úbeda, A Sominina.

Epidemiological Anaysis from a worldwide network of hospitals – “Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network” (GIHSN)

J Puig-Barberà, A Tormos, A Natividad Sancho, A Buigues Vila, S Martínez-Úbeda.

Scientific papers

Predictors of severity of influenza-related hospitalizations: Results from the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network (GIHSN)

Lily E Cohen, Chelsea L Hansen, Melissa K Andrew, Shelly A McNeil, Philippe Vanhems, Jan Kyncl, Javier Díez Domingo, Tao Zhang, Ghassan Dbaibo, Victor Alberto Laguna-Torres, Anca Draganescu, Elsa Baumeister, Doris Gomez, Sonia M Raboni, Heloisa I G Giamberardino, Marta C Nunes, Elena Burtseva, Anna Sominina, Snežana Medić, Daouda Coulibaly, Afif Ben Salah, Nancy A Otieno, Parvaiz A Koul, Serhat Unal, Mine Durusu Tanriover, Marie Mazur, Joseph Bresee, Cecile Viboud, Sandra S Chaves

National Library of Medicine – 01 Aug 2023

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Age Differences in Comorbidities, Presenting Symptoms, and Outcomes of Influenza Illness Requiring Hospitalization: A Worldwide Perspective From the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network

Melissa K Andrew, Henrique Pott, Lisa Staadegaard, John Paget, Sandra S Chaves, Justin R Ortiz, John McCauley, Joseph Bresee, Marta C Nunes, Elsa Baumeister, Sonia Mara Raboni, Heloisa I G Giamberardino, Shelly A McNeil, Doris Gomez, Tao Zhang, Philippe Vanhems, Parvaiz A Koul, Daouda Coulibaly, Nancy A Otieno, Ghassan Dbaibo, Maria Lourdes Guerrero Almeida, Victor Alberto Laguna-Torres, Anca Cristina Drăgănescu, Elena Burtseva, Anna Sominina, Daria Danilenko, Snežana Medić, Javier Diez-Domingo, Bruno Lina

National Library of Medicine – 27 May 2023

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Clinical and phylogenetic influenza dynamics for the 2019-20 season in the global influenza hospital surveillance network (GIHSN) – Pilot study

Grégory Quéromès, Emilie Froberta, Elena Burtseva, Anca Drăgănescu, Paravaiz A.Koul, Andrey Komissarov, V. Alberto Laguna-Torres, Jason Leblanc, F-Xavier López-Labrador, Snežana Medić, Alla Mironenk, Nancy A.Otieno, Guillermo M.Ruiz-Palacios, Tanriover MD, NGS team – Lyon, GIHSN collaborators, Laurence Josset, Bruno Lina.

Journal of Clinical Virology – July 2022

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The association of breastfeeding and other factors on respiratory virus positivity and severity in hospitalized children

Laura Holtman Ferreira, Breno Gonçalves da Silva, Heloísa Ihle Giamberardino, Ana Paula Pacheco, Luciane Aparecida Pereira, Gustavo Genelhoud, Ricardo Rasmussen Petterle, Sonia Mara Raboni.

Microbiology and Immunology – 15 February 2022

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Clinical and molecular epidemiology of influenza viruses from Romanian patients hospitalized during the 2019/20 season

Victor Daniel Miron, Leontina Bănică, Oana Săndules, Simona Paraschiv, Marius Surleac, Dragoş Florea, Ovidiu Vlaicu, Petre Milu, Anca Streinu-Cercel, Anuta Bilaşco, Dan Oţelea, Daniela Piţigoi, Adrian Streinu-Cercel, Anca Cristina Drăgănescu.

PLOS ONE – 12 November 2021

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Age-Specific Etiology of Severe Acute Respiratory Infections and Influenza Vaccine Effectivity in Prevention of Hospitalization in Russia, 2018–2019 Season

Anna Sominina, Daria Danilenko, Andrey Komissarov, Maria Pisareva, Tamila Musaeva, Mikhail Bakaev, Olga Afanasieva, Kirill Stolyarov, Elizaveta Smorodintseva, Elena Rozhkova, Elena Obraztsova, Elena Dondurey, Dmitry Guzhov, Veronica Timonina, Ekaterina Golovacheva, Olga Kurskaya, Alexander Shestopalov, Svetlana Smirnova, Alexander Alimov & Dmitry Lioznov.

Springer link – 28 October 2021

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Poor Vaccine Effectiveness against Influenza B-Related Severe Acute Respiratory Infection in a Temperate North Indian State (2019–2020): A Call for Further Data for Possible Vaccines with Closer Match

Hyder Mir, Inaamul Haq, Parvaiz A. Koul

Vaccines MDPI – 28 September 2021

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Negligible circulation of influenza in COVID times in Northern India

Mir H, Koul PA

Lung India 0;0:0 – 17 Jun 2021

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Retrospective screening for SARS-CoV-2 among 5,800 hospitalizations related to influenza-like illness during the 2018-19 pre-pandemic and 2019-2020 pandemic influenza seasons in the VAHNSI network, Spain

Ainara Mira-Iglesias, Beatriz Mengual-Chuliá, Laura Cano, Javier García-Rubio, Miguel Tortajada-Girbés, Mario Carballido-Fernández, Juan Mollar-Maseres, Germán Schwarz-Chavarri, Sandra García-Esteban, Joan Puig-Barberà, Javier Díez-Domingo, F. Xavier López-Labrador, for the Valencia Hospital Network for the Study of Influenza and Respiratory Viruses Disease.

medRxiv – 24 May 2021

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Uncertain effects of the pandemic on respiratory viruses

Gabriela B. Gomez, Cedric Mahé and Sandra S. Chaves

Science – 03 June 2021

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Genetic variability of the neuraminidase gene of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 viruses circulating from the 2012/2013 to 2017/2018 season in Vojvodina Province, Serbia

Jelena Radovanov, Mioljub Ristic, Snezana Medic, Gordana Kovacevic, Nela Dopud, Natasa Nikolic, Aleksandra Patic, Ivana Hrnjakovic Cvjetkovic, Vladimir Petrovic.

Pubmed – August 2020

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Complicated hospitalization due to influenza: results from the Global Hospital Influenza Network for the 2017–2018 season

Bruno Lina, Alexandre Georges, Elena Burtseva, Marta C. Nunes, Melissa K. Andrew, Shelly A. McNeil, Guillermo M. Ruiz-Palacios, Luzhao Feng, Jan Kyncl, Philippe Vanhems, Justin R. Ortiz, John Paget, Robert C. Reiner and on behalf of the GIHSN 2017–2018 study collaborators

BMC Infectious Diseases – 02 July 2020

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Influenza epidemiology and influenza vaccine effectiveness during the 2016–2017 season in the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network (GIHSN)

Víctor Baselga-Moreno, Svetlana Trushakova, Shelly McNeil, Anna Sominina, Marta C. Nunes, Anca Draganescu, Serhat Una, Parvaiz Koul, Jan Kyncl, Tao Zhang, Ainagul Kuatbayeva, Afif Ben-Salah, Elena Burtseva, Joan Puig-Barberà, Javier Díez-Domingo and for the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network (GIHSN)

BMC Public Health – 02 May 2019

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Global Influenza Hospital-based Surveillance Network (GIHSN): results of surveillance of influenza and other respiratory viruses in hospitalised patients in Brazil, 2015

Sonia M Raboni, Fernanda EA Moura, Braulia C Caetano, Valéria M Avanzi, Luciane A Pereira, Meri B Nogueira, Luine R Vidal, Isabel CF Tavares, Florence K Pradel, Valentina S Picot, Joan Puig-Barbera, Marilda M Siqueira

BMJ Open, 8 December 2017

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Genetic characterization of influenza viruses from influenza-related hospital admissions (St. Petersburg & Valencia) of the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network during 13/14 influenza season

F. Xavier López-Labrador, Angels Natividad-Sanchoa, Maria Pisareva, Andrey Komissarov, Karina Salvatierraa, Artem Fadeev, Andrés Moya, Mikhail Grudinind, Javier Díez-Domingoa, Olga Afanasieva, Nadezhda Konovalova, Anna Sominina, Joan Puig-Barber

Journal of Clinical Virology, 19 September 2016

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Influenza epidemiology and influenza vaccine effectiveness during the 2014–2015 season: annual report from the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network.

Joan Puig-Barber, Elena Burtseva, Hongjie Yu, Benjamin J. Cowling, Selim Badur, Jan Kyncl, Anna Sominina and on behalf of the GIHSN

BMC Public Health – 19-20 October 2015

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Epidemiology of Hospital Admissions with Influenza during the 2013/2014 Northern Hemisphere Influenza Season: Results from the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network.

Joan Puig-Barberà, Angels Natividad-Sancho, Svetlana Trushakova, Anna Sominina, Maria Pisareva, Meral A. Ciblak, Selim Badur, Hongjie Yu, Benjamin J. Cowling, Clotilde El Guerche-Séblain, Ainara Mira-Iglesias, Lidiya Kisteneva, Kirill Stolyarov, Kubra Yurtcu, Luzhao Feng, Xavier López-Labrador, Elena Burtseva, Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Study Group (GIHSN)

PLoS ONE, 19 May 2016

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Influenza vaccine effectiveness in preventing hospitalization among Beijing residents in China, 2013–15.

Ying Qina, Yi Zhang, Peng Wu, Shuo Feng, Jiandong Zheng, Peng Yang, Yang Pan, Quanyi Wang, Luzhao Feng, Xinghuo Pang, Joan Puig-Barberà, Hongjie Yua, Benjamin J. Cowling

Elsevier – Vaccine, 18 March 2016

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Peculiarities of etiology of respiratory virus infections in hospitalized patients depending on the demographic, socio-economic factors and previous vaccination (article in Russian).

Anna Sominina, Site of Saint Petersburg

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The Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network (GIHSN): A new platform to describe the epidemiology of severe influenza.

Puig-Barberà J, Tormos A, Trushakova S, Sominina A, Pisareva M, Ciblak MA, Badur S, Yu H, Cowling BJ, Burtseva E

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Effectiveness of influenza vaccination programme in preventing hospital admissions, Valencia, 2014/15 early results.

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Euro Surveillance, 26 February 2015

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First-year results of the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network: 2012–2013 Northern hemisphere influenza season.

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BMC Public Health, 5 June 2014

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2012-2013 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness against Influenza Hospitalizations: Results from the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network.

Joan Puig-Barberà, Angels Natividad-Sancho, Odile Launay, Elena Burtseva, Meral A. Ciblak, Anita Tormos, Amparo Buigues-Vila, Sergio Martínez-Úbeda, Anna Sominina, the GIHSN Group

PLoS ONE, 19 June 2014

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