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    Influenza Influenza‚ commonly known as "the flu"‚ is an infectious disease of birds and mammals caused by RNA viruses of the family Orthomyxoviridae‚ the influenza viruses. The most common symptoms are chills‚ fever‚ sore throat‚ muscle pains‚ headache (often severe)‚ coughing‚ weakness/fatigue and general discomfort. Although it is often confused with other influenza-like illnesses‚ especially the common cold‚ influenza is a more severe disease caused by a different type of virus. Influenza may

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    13 Influenza 101- ENGLISH JACKY POH YEE LONG What is Influenza Influenza commonly referred to “flu‚ is an infectious disease caused by RNA viruses of the family Orthomyxoviride (the influenza viruses)‚ that affects bird‚ humans‚ and other mammals. The common symptoms of the disease are chills‚ fever‚ sore throat‚ muscle pains‚ severe headache‚ coughing‚ weakness/fatigue and general discomfort. The most frequent symptoms are sore throat‚ fever and coughs. In more serious symptoms‚ influenza

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    Introduction Influenza‚ commonly known as the "flu"‚ is an acute viral infection of the respiratory tract caused by influenza viruses. Although it is often confused with other influenza-like illnesses‚ especially the common cold‚ influenza is a more severe disease caused by a different type of virus. A virus is a cluster of genes wrapped in a protein membrane‚ which is coated with a fatty substance that contains molecules called glycoproteins. Strains of the flu are identified according to the

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    Expository Essay - Influenza Vaccine Wendy G. Hill COM150 May 15‚ 2011 Susan Dietrich Expository Essay - Influenza Vaccine The Influenza virus can infect any age group of people. The influenza infection rate is the highest among children between the ages of one and three. According to the CDC from October‚ 2010 to the present there have been 91 deaths among pediatrics in the United States. The yearly influenza vaccine may have a few minor side effects for some individuals‚ but it still

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    Equine Influenza

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    Equine influenza is a common respiratory infection of horses caused by an orthomyxovirus of the genus Influenza A. Influenza A viruses can be divided into sub-types on the basis of the antigenic reactivity of the surface glycoproteins‚ the haemagglutinin (H1-H16) and the neuraminidase (N1-N9) molecules (Fouchier et al.‚ 2005). Equine influenza (EI) is caused by two subtypes H7N7 and H3N8. Outbreaks due to H7N7 are limited as the isolation of the virus has not been reported since last two decades

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    Influenza Paper Linda Taylor HCS 457 May 28th‚ 2012 Lindsay Cogan Influenza Paper Influenza is a respiratory virus that people commonly call the flu. This virus gets into the respiratory system and duplicates itself in the cells of the body. When a person has the flu‚ this virus is very easily spread to other people. Showing how to control this virus and effects that it has on the body is the number one priority for anyone. Environmental factors are a cause of this virus and

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    Influenza Virus

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    he lurks silently and patiently awaiting his next victim. He does not discriminate based on race‚ sex‚ or age‚ however; the youngest and eldest usually pay a higher price. This perpetrator who remains faceless is known as the influenza virus. The influenza virus commonly known as the flu is a contagious viral infection that invades its victim’s body via the nose and mouth affecting the respiratory system of the individual. It spreads by respiratory droplets through coughing and sneezing

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    The Great Influenza

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    Plague‚ The flu epidemic of 1918 caused mass hysteria around the world. During the 1918 flu outbreak‚ it became evident that challenging aspects of scientific research required different characteristics of scientists. In this excerpt from “The Great Influenza”‚ John M. Barry describes in detail about many ideas relating to this event‚ including the side of a scientist and the methodologies of research.  The author analyzed the tactics and qualities of scientists of the time to paint a picture of uncertainty

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    Influenza A Research Paper

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    1918 saw the most famous influenza pandemic—a worldwide epidemic that caused nearly 50 million deaths—when a H1N1 influenza A virus of partial avian origin infected over one-third of the world’s population [1]. Within the last century‚ there have been four pandemics caused by influenza A with the most recent in 2009 when a swine-like H1N1 virus entered the human population. The increase in whole genome sequencing‚ computational methods‚ and surveillance of bird populations [2]‚ as well as households

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    Influenza 1. What is your most probable diagnosis and differential diagnosis? Given the patient’s symptoms including‚ headache‚ night sweats‚ sore throat‚ dry cough‚ and physical exam findings‚ the most likely diagnosis in influenza with pneumonia. Influenza is an illness that affects multiple systems such as‚ the head‚ eyes‚ nose‚ throat‚ lungs‚ heart‚ and the central nervous system. Although influenza is usually self-limited‚ many complications may develop‚ particularly with the pulmonary system

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