Influenza virus is one of the most prevalent respiratory viruses and responsible for annual epidemics as well as occasional pandemics with sometimes devastating outcomes. The virus is classically considered to mainly infect the upper, and occasionally lower, respiratory tract, clinically giving rise to upper respiratory symptoms and pneumonias. Furthermore, associations between respiratory viral infections and the development of neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases have been postulated. Influenza viruses have, in terms of virus-host interactions, been classified into viruses that circulate in avian hosts and viruses circulating in other hosts including humans. In addition, viruses with low or high pathogenicity are distinguished. The top open access journals are freely available on the public internet domain, allowing any end users to read, download, copy, distribute, prink, search or link to the full texts of the articles. These provide high quality, meticulously reviewed and rapid publication, to cater the insistent need of scientific community. These journals are indexed with all their citations noted. The top open access journals are indexed in SCOPUS, COPERNICUS, CAS, EBSCO and ISI.
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