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Influenza a virus

Influenza a virus

The type species of the genus influenzavirus a, b that causes influenza and other diseases in humans and animals. Antigenic variation occurs frequently between strains, allowing classification into subtypes and variants. Transmission is by aerosol (human and most non-aquatic hosts) or waterborne (ducks).

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Re: Question about viruses (particularly hiv)

... by such terms. I'm not aware of a term of art for an infective virus in absence of a host. ATCC sells for example VR-96 influenza "virus" frozen.

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by JorgeLobo
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Question about viruses (particularly hiv)
Replies: 25
Views: 58003

Re: What are some ways to boost your immune system?

... The question wasn't about only common cold, but being ill/infected by a virus in general. So that is why I wanted to reply with general answer. Not ... if you're aware, but many doctors tend to prescribe antibiotics for influenza ( probably mostly because of misdiagnose ). In any case, antibiotic ...

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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?
Replies: 12
Views: 8751

Gene-sharing possible between viruses, protozoa & bacteria?

... H1N1 do not includes bits and pieces from other things than other flu viruses. However the flu viruses are well known for their ability to recombine ... an host. Wikipedia actually has some good basic explanation on the Influenza A virus ability to drift and recombine. Look along those keywords ...

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by canalon
Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gene-sharing possible between viruses, protozoa & bacteria?
Replies: 10
Views: 5128

Re: Re:

So even if a virus could invade the thymus and thus eliminate the T cells specific for it, the somewhat ... have high-affinity, microbe specific T cells (for example T cells specific for the influenza virus haemagglutinin have typically very high affinity), which are quickly able ...

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by biohazard
Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: How does negative selection in the thymus get around viral a
Replies: 3
Views: 7061

Creation of virus?

Is it possible to create a virus such as Hepatits , influenza or HIV in the laboratory? Or is it possible to manipulate or alter the viruses genetically to produce ...

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by trueman
Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:56 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Creation of virus?
Replies: 10
Views: 5156
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