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How are swine flu or influenza and normal flu or influenza distinguished from each other?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: They are all type A

Flu viruses, whether designated as swine or avian depends on where the virus primarily originated.
All type a influenza viruses can interchange parts of their RNA with other type a flus.

In brief: They are all type A

Flu viruses, whether designated as swine or avian depends on where the virus primarily originated.
All type a influenza viruses can interchange parts of their RNA with other type a flus.
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