respiratory burst

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res·pi·ra·to·ry burst

the marked increase in metabolic activity that occurs in phagocytes and certain other cells following binding of particles resulting in an increase in oxygen consumption, formation of superoxide anion, formation of hydrogen peroxide, and activation of the hexose monophosphate shunt.
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The post goes on to add that he may have died from a 'respiratory outbreak' at the zoo.
Because some enteroviruses can cause acute flaccid limb weakness, and there was a temporal association with AFM and a nationwide severe respiratory outbreak of EV-D68 in 2014 (2), CDC performs EV/RV testing in an effort to identify etiologies for AFM cases.
Sheikhupura road: Some farms at Sheikhupura road were reported to have a respiratory outbreak, with signs and symptoms similar of AI.
(2.) Uyeki TM, Zane SB, Bodnar UR, Fielding KL, Buxton JA, Miller JM, et al.; Alaska/Yukon Territory Respiratory Outbreak Investigation Team.
Moreover, concurrent with the unprecedented respiratory outbreak of EV-D68 in North America in 2014, an apparent increased incidence of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), consistent with poliolike illness, has been reported in several US states (5).
That HMPV can be fatal for gorillas is supported by a report of a respiratory outbreak in wild, human-habituated chimpanzees in which several chimpanzees died (2,9).
Respiratory outbreak submissions to Ontario, Canada, public health laboratories by geographic location and season * Influenza season Spring submissions submissions Region 2007-08 2008-09 2008 2009 Ontario 671 543 117 112 ([dagger]) Greater Toronto 139 101 34 21 area ([double dagger]) ([section]) * Influenza season is delineated as October 1-April 19; spring season is delineated as April 20-June 12.
(1) are to be congratulated for their delineation of the global geographic presence of human rhinovirus (HRV) strains similar to those reported in 2006 from one third of cases of an otherwise pathogen-negative respiratory outbreak in New York.
Nevertheless, given the nonspecific initial signs and symptoms of patients with SARS, the capacity to rapidly diagnose common respiratory infections by using sensitive PCR methods offers advantages in the context of a respiratory outbreak. We found that applying a broad diagnostic molecular panel during the SARS outbreak enabled timely identification of agents of common respiratory viral infections in more than one third of patients with suspect or probable SARS cases.
This outbreak demonstrates the need for considering and testing for HMPV during respiratory outbreaks in nursing homes and other residential care settings.
There were 56 new acute respiratory outbreaks reported in the region in the week to January 28, a similar number to the previous two weeks, when there was 57 and 54 respectively.
There were 56 new acute respiratory outbreaks reported in the region in the week to January 28, similar numbers to the previous two weeks, when there was 57 and 54 respectively.