Virology & Mycology

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Influenza virus

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

Major symptoms for influenza is cough,sore throat, headache,f atigue. Influenza virus is of two types Influenza virus type -A, Influenza virus type -B and C.

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 classfied according to sub type.Although influenza type -B viruses can cause human epidemics,they have not caused pandemics.

Related Journals of Influenza virus

Virology & Mycology, Advances in Influenza Research, Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals, Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases & Practice, Journal of Infectious Diseases and Diagnosis, Archives of Virology, Voprosy Virusologii, Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses, Molekuliarnaia genetika, mikrobiologiia i virusologiia, Advances in Virus Research, Voprosy Virusologii. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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