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Whats the difference is between a flu virus and the swine flu?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Influenza

The influenza virus is classified as a ad b.
In the a group there are 2 antigens, hemagglutinin and neuraminidase, and the strains of virus are numbered accordingly. The swine flu is just one variant of influenza a. In other words the swine flu is a flu virus.

In brief: Influenza

The influenza virus is classified as a ad b.
In the a group there are 2 antigens, hemagglutinin and neuraminidase, and the strains of virus are numbered accordingly. The swine flu is just one variant of influenza a. In other words the swine flu is a flu virus.
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