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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

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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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Is sars a type of flu? What is the cure?

Is sars a type of flu? What is the cure?

2 different viruses: Sars was an explosive outbreak of adult respiratory distress syndrome that started in hong kong in 2003. Within weeks of the outbreak it was determined that sars was caused by a novel coronavirus. Influenza virus is entirely different species of virus. There is no cure for sars it is treated by supportive measures. Corticosteroids, Alpha interferon and lopinavir/ritonavir have been used. ...Read more

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What type of pathogen causes the chikungunya virus?

What type of pathogen causes the chikungunya virus?

RNA virus: Chikungunya belongs to family Togaviridae & genus Alphavirus. It is an RNA virus. ...Read more

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What is the cause of mers virus?

What is the cause of mers virus?

Coronavirus: Middle eastern respiratory syndrome virus is in the coronavirus class and it appears it may be transmitted to humans from bats. So far there have been only a small number of documented cases, but since it may produce a very mild disease in some people, numerous individuals may have been infected and not know it.Mers. ...Read more

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What is the viral name of salmonella?

What is the viral name of salmonella?

Salmonella is not a: virus. It is a bacteria that causes an infection called Salmonellosis . ...Read more

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What is the structure of the chikungunya virus?

What is the structure of the chikungunya virus?

Chikungunya Virus: See: article “Structural proteins of Chikungunya virus” at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC254427/ ...Read more

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What is the most dangerous strain of the flu or influenza?

What is the most dangerous strain of the flu or influenza?

Avian flu: Avian flu is the kind that in recent asian outbreaks had the highest mortality rate; swine flu was less severe, but still had higher morbidity and mortality than regular winter flu (because we usually have some immunity from our past exposure to regular winter flu). ...Read more

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What is the name of the virus that cause ebola and what are the symptoms of ebola ?

What is the name of the virus that cause ebola and what are the symptoms of ebola ?

Zaire Ebolavirus is: strain causing current outbreak in West Africa. According to CDC, incubation period is 2 to 21 days with average of 8 to 10 days. Early sx's: high fever, chills, sore throat, weakness, fatigue, malaise, headache, lack of appetite,low back pain & muscular /joint aching. Sx's may progress to nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea (potentially bloody), marked weight loss, chest pain, coughing > ...Read more

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What type of pathogen causes the bird flu?

What type of pathogen causes the bird flu?

The bird flu ...: That is being talked about is an influenza a virus of the h5n1 serotype. Most flu viruses that are not h 1, 2 or 3 are not human pathogens but this one can be. To this point, it still does not spread well from person to person. ...Read more

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What is the replication mechanism of the west nile virus?

West Nile virus: The virus is transmitted by mosquitos. The mosquitos become infected by feeding on infected birds. You can not contract West Nile virus by kissing or touching another person. ...Read more

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What is the general length of infection from respiratory syncytial virus?

What  is the  general length of infection from respiratory syncytial virus?

Variable, 1-2 weeks: In adults and older children, RSV is usually mild viral URI with nasal congestion and cough that lasts 1-2 weeks. In infants and young children with chronic medical problems, RSV can cause severe bronchiolitis with wheezing and cough that can require hospitalization and in extreme cases can cause death. ...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