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Influenza A virus

The type species of the genus INFLUENZAVIRUS A that causes influenza and other diseases in humans and animals. Antigenic variation occurs frequently between strains, allowing classification into subtypes and variants. Transmission is usually by aerosol (human and most non-aquatic hosts) or waterborne (ducks). Infected birds shed the virus in their saliva, nasal secretions, and feces.

Year introduced: 1997 (1977)

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Tree Number(s): B04.820.545.405.400

MeSH Unique ID: D009980

Entry Terms:

  • Influenza A viruses
  • Influenza Viruses Type A
  • Orthomyxovirus Type A
  • Orthomyxovirus Type A, Porcine
  • Myxovirus influenzae-A suis
  • Myxovirus influenzae A suis
  • Orthomyxovirus Type A, Human
  • Myxovirus influenzae-A hominis
  • Myxovirus influenzae A hominis
  • Orthomyxovirus Type A, Avian
  • Pestis galli Myxovirus
  • Myxovirus, Pestis galli
  • Myxoviruses, Pestis galli
  • Pestis galli Myxoviruses
  • Avian Orthomyxovirus Type A
  • Fowl Plague Virus
  • Fowl Plague Viruses
  • Plague Virus, Fowl
  • Plague Viruses, Fowl
  • Virus, Fowl Plague
  • Viruses, Fowl Plague
  • Myxovirus pestis galli

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