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What is the scientific name of the bird flu germ?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Influenza A virus

Influenza a virus, of which there are many subtypes.

In brief: Influenza A virus

Influenza a virus, of which there are many subtypes.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: H5N3

Influenza is named for variants of two proteins, heamagglutinin and neuraminidase.

In brief: H5N3

Influenza is named for variants of two proteins, heamagglutinin and neuraminidase.
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