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What is the influenza type of virus?

What is the influenza type of virus?

Orthomyxoviridae: Influenza family of viruses (3 major ones- a, b, c) belong in the orthomyxoviridae family of single-stranded, segmented RNA viruses. Influenza a infects humans, birds, and certain mammals. It causes all flu pandemics. Influenza b virus is less common than influenza a, though it can infect seals. Influenza c virus infects humans and pigs, but is much less common, causing milder disease. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Influenza (Definition)

Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more


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What group of influenza viruses has caused the pandemics?

What group of influenza viruses has caused the pandemics?

Influenza A viruses: 1918 - Spanish Flu pandemic was a classic example. ...Read more

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So, two viruses that can cause reye's syndrome are influenza and vz virus? How many other viruses can lead to reye's?

So, two viruses that can cause reye's syndrome are influenza and vz virus? How many other viruses can lead to reye's?

Hard to say : Vz and influenza virus are the common viruses linked to reye syndrome but strains of adenovirus and the epstein barr virus (mono) have also been cited as triggers. There may be others but the decline in cases makes further research on the disease difficult. ...Read more

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How are influenza viruses are transmitted?

Droplets: Influenza viruses are primarily transmitted from one person to another by droplets through talking, sneezing or coughing. ...Read more

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Also what are the symptoms for influenza, west nile virus?

Also what are the symptoms for influenza, west nile virus?

Most no symptoms: Most have no symptoms, 80%. If you develop symptoms of severe west nile virus illness, such as unusually severe headaches or confusion, seek medical attention immediately, according to the cdc. Severe illness usually requires hospitalization. Milder cases improve on their own and do not necessarily require medical attention. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the most common influenza virus?

Influenza 'A': Influenza 'a' is the most common type of seasonal virus impacting people in the U.S. There are many strains of flu. New influenza viruses are constantly evolving. Mutations can cause small changes in the hemagglutinin and neuraminidase antigens on the surface of the virus. This is called antigenic drift. The proteins are the 'h' and 'n' constituents labeled in 'h5n1' as an example of bird flu. ...Read more

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If the influenza virus is widespread in my area is it safe to go out and do normal things?

If the influenza virus is widespread in my area is it safe to go out and do normal things?

Influenza: You should be immunized yearly. If you have not done this, do it now. If you are in contact with people who may be ill, wash your hands frequently. You cannot be guaranteed not to become infected, but you can reduce the risk appreciably with common sense. Stay away from people obviously ill. Good luck. ...Read more

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What happens if you were out of the blue given a sealed vial with an influenza virus inside, what would you do with it?

Flu.vial: Interesting,question,if I definitely am told it flu virus,in the vial,I would want to know,where it came from,these days,one has to be careful,call the state health department,to inform proper authority,in these days of bioterrorism,take no chances. ...Read more

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What is the human para-influenza virus?

What is the human para-influenza virus?

CDC says....: Here's a good article to address your question: http://www.cdc.gov/parainfluenza/ ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more