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&nbsp;Influenza, or common name "flu", is an infectious disease which affects millions of people worldwide. Influenza is caused by Orthomyxoviridae (Influenza viruses) which consists of a family of RNA viruses<ref>Brooks, G.F., Carroll, K.C., Butel, J.S., Morse, S.A., Mietzner, T.A. (2010:539). Jawetz, Melnick &amp; Adelberg's Medical Microbiology, 25th edition, New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies.</ref>.&nbsp;Influenza viruses mainly infect the respiratory system. Symptoms of influenza include runny nose, headache, fever, sore throat and nausea.
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&nbsp;Influenza, or common name "flu", is an infectious disease which affects millions of people worldwide. Influenza is caused by Orthomyxoviridae (Influenza viruses) which consists of a family of RNA viruses<ref>Brooks, G.F., Carroll, K.C., Butel, J.S., Morse, S.A., Mietzner, T.A. (2010:539). Jawetz, Melnick &amp;amp; Adelberg's Medical Microbiology, 25th edition, New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies.</ref>.&nbsp;Influenza viruses mainly infect the respiratory system. Symptoms of influenza include runny nose, headache, fever, sore throat and nausea.  
  
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 Influenza, or common name "flu", is an infectious disease which affects millions of people worldwide. Influenza is caused by Orthomyxoviridae (Influenza viruses) which consists of a family of RNA viruses[1]. Influenza viruses mainly infect the respiratory system. Symptoms of influenza include runny nose, headache, fever, sore throat and nausea.


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  1. Brooks, G.F., Carroll, K.C., Butel, J.S., Morse, S.A., Mietzner, T.A. (2010:539). Jawetz, Melnick &amp; Adelberg's Medical Microbiology, 25th edition, New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies.
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