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What is the definition or description of: influenza found on virus culture of throat swab?

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Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 26 years experience
Infection: Influenza infection is present; needs isolation; needs antiviral meds.
Dr. Douglas Miller
Pathology 41 years experience
Influenza virus: It sounds as if you had a swab with viral culture which identified a virus as either influenze type a or influenza type b. Both are common, especially this time of year. These are the viruses which cause "the flu", with fever, muscle aches, headache, runny nose, sore throat, and cough, often with easy fatigue.

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Last updated Jul 17, 2013

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