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Pediatr Clin North Am. 1990 Jun;37(3):669-88.

Influenza: status and prospects for its prevention, therapy, and control.

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Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.


This article describes current knowledge of the molecular properties of orthomyxoviruses, their epidemiology, and approaches to the control of influenza. The host's response to infection, approaches to prevent infection through vaccination, and the use of antiviral agents to treat or prevent this important infection are covered.

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