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Influenza

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Taxonomy

Influenza viruses belong to a family Orthomyxoviridae, family of single-stranded, negative-sense RNA viruses causing influenza and other respiratory diseases. Viruses are named according to their type, host organism, location, the number of isolate from that location, year of isolation and subtype, for example: A/shorebird/Delaware/224/2006(H13N9).

Viruses - ssRNA viruses - ssRNA negative-strand viruses - Orthomyxoviridae

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Brief facts

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Anatomy of influenza virus

The genome of influenza A virus (~13 kb) has eight segments: six code for internal proteins and two for the surface proteins. Each segment contains a coding region that encodes one or two proteins, as well as short 5' and 3' flanking sequences.

Influenza virus origin and anatomy

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Types of genetic variations in influenza viruses

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S-OIV A (H1N1) Swine origin influenza virus A

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Therapy and prevention

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References

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