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For more information about non-human (variant) influenza viruses that may be transmitted to humans, see Zoonotic influenza

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Alejandro Lemor, M.D. [2]; Ammu Susheela, M.D. [3]

Synonyms and Keywords: Flu; influenza A; influenza B; influenza C; human influenza; human influenza virus

Overview

Historical Perspective

Classification

Pathophysiology

Causes

Differentiating Influenza from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Diagnosis

History and Symptoms | Physical Examination | Laboratory Findings | Chest X Ray | Other Diagnostic Studies

Treatment

Medical Therapy | Primary Prevention | Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy | Future or Investigational Therapies

Case Studies

Case #1

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Further Readings

Template:Col-1-of-2General
  • NEJM's Avian Influenza
  • Bernd Sebastian Kamps, Christian Hoffmann and Wolfgang Preiser (Eds.) Influenza Report 2006 Flying publisher 2006.
  • Arnold J. Levine 'Viruses' Scientific American Library, WH Freeman, 1992 ISBN 0-7167-5031-7
  • Samuel Baron et al. 'Medical Microbiology' Fourth Edition, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston 1996 ISBN 0-9631172-1-1.
  • Cox NJ, Subbarao K. 'Influenza.' Lancet. 1999 Oct 9;354(9186):1277–82. PMID 10520648
History
  • Edwin D. Kilbourne Influenza Pandemics of the 20th Century Emerging Infectious Diseases Special Issue: Influenza Vol. 12, No. 1 January 2006
  • Richard Collier 'The Plague of the Spanish Lady' Macmillan publishers (London) 1974 ISBN 0-7490-0246-8
  • John M. Barry 'The Great Influenza: the Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History' Penguin 2004 ISBN 0-670-89473-7
Microbiology
  • Webster RG, Bean WJ, Gorman OT, Chambers TM, Kawaoka Y. "Evolution and ecology of influenza A viruses." Microbiol Rev. 1992 Mar;56(1):152–79. PMID 1579108
  • Scholtissek C. 'Molecular epidemiology of influenza.' Arch Virol Suppl. 1997;13:99–103. PMID 9413530
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  • Adolfo García-Sastre Antiviral Response in Pandemic Influenza Viruses 'Emerging Infectious Diseases Special Issue: Influenza Vol. 12, No. 1 January 2006
  • Zambon MC. 'The pathogenesis of influenza in humans.' Rev Med Virol. 2001 Jul–Aug;11(4):227–41. PMID 11479929
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