Influenza virus

\r\n Influenza  or flu is a respiratory illness that is caused by a virus influenza virus. Influenza is also known as "Flu”. Flu is highly contagious and is usually spread by the cough and sneezes of a person who is infected, Flu viruses constantly change and mutate, Flu viruses can change into two ways antigenic drift and antigenic shift.

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\r\n Major symptoms for influenza are cough, sore throat, and headache. Influenza virus is of two types Influenza virus type -A, Influenza virus type -B and C.

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\r\n Influenza virus type A or flu viruses these are capable of infecting animals. Influenza A viruses are negative - sense, single -stranded, segmented RNA viruses. There are three types of influenza viruses: A,B and C, Influenza virus type -B Influenza B Viruses are normally found only in humans .Unlike influenza A viruses are not classified according to sub type. Although influenza type -B viruses can cause human epidemics, they have not caused pandemics.

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