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Influenza

An acute viral infection involving the respiratory tract, occurring in isolated cases, in epidemics or in pandemics striking many continents simultaneously or in sequence. It is marked by inflammation of the nasal mucosa, the pharynx and conjunctiva and by headache and severe, often generalised myalgia. Fever, chills and prostration are common. Involvement of the myocardium and of the central nervous system occur infrequently. A necrotising bronchitis and interstitial pneumonia are prominent features of severe influenza and account for the susceptibility of patients to secondary bacterial pneumonia due to streptococcus pneumoniae, haemophilus influenzae and staphylococcus aureus. The incubation period is one to three days and the disease ordinarily lasts for three to ten days. Influenza is caused by a number of serologically distinct strains of virus, designated a (with many subgroups), B and c.

Synonym: flu, grippe.


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Detect influenza in saliva

Hey, I'm not that good in biology so I'm asking you. Nearly hundred students of our campus have gotten an influenza with the same symptoms from one day to another. Mainly vomiting and fever have been the indications. I don't want to play doctor but I'm just curious. Is it possible ...

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by Backes
Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:38 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Detect influenza in saliva
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Re: Comprehensive List of long noncoding RNA(lncRNA) databases

This new database could be useful to many researchers interested in lncRNAs involved in respiratory infections caused by influenza and SARS-CoV viruses: (1) MONOCLdb , the MOuse NOnCode Lung database, a database for mouse long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) involved in Influenza and SARS-CoV ...

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by monocldb
Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:22 pm
 
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Topic: Comprehensive List of long noncoding RNA(lncRNA) databases
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I need help with these questions?

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by chinee
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Topic: I need help with these questions?
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Re: Question about viruses (particularly hiv)

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by JorgeLobo
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:20 am
 
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Re: What are some ways to boost your immune system?

... is also very important. I meant medicines in general. And I don't know if you're aware, but many doctors tend to prescribe antibiotics for influenza ( probably mostly because of misdiagnose ). In any case, antibiotic overuse would bring strains resistant to treatment, not a change in ones ...

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by caban
Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:44 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are some ways to boost your immune system?
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