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Influenza (Perspectives in Medical Virology)

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Published by Elsevier Science .
Written in English


  • Infectious & contagious diseases,
  • Medical microbiology & virology,
  • Virology,
  • Science,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Medical,
  • Infectious Diseases,
  • Microbiology,
  • Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine,
  • Science / Microbiology,
  • Life Sciences - Biology - Microbiology,
  • Influenza,
  • Influenza viruses

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages280
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9331239M
ISBN 100444506276
ISBN 109780444506276

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Influenza is caused by infection of the respiratory tract with influenza viruses, RNA viruses of the Orthomyxovirus genus. Influenza viruses are classified into 4 types: A, B, C, and D. Only virus types A and B commonly cause illness in humans. Influenza is a quick, interesting read on the history of the flu, where we are today in our fight against it, and how prepared we are should an epidemic strike in the future. I always enjoy a medical science book, and this one's no different. I come away from this having learned so much about this common disease that has killed countless throughout history and continues to do so today.4/5. Influenza is a serious respiratory illness which can be debilitating and cause complications that lead to hospitalisation and death, especially in the elderly. Every year, the global burden of influenza epidemics is believed to be million cases of severe illness and ,, deaths.   The National Academies of Science named The Great Influenza the best book on science or medicine in The author has given talks at the National Academies to international gatherings of virologists and epidemiologists, advised the federal government and the World Health Organization, been invited to give lab talks by the leading influenza Cited by:

  The book to consult until now has been ''America's Forgotten Pandemic,'' by Alfred W. Crosby, first published in and reissued last year with Author: Barry Gewen.   R.I. native wrote the book on the influenza pandemic John M. Barry details the lessons learned and ignored, the differences and similarities to the COVID outbreak.   The influenza pandemic resembled both of those scourges in other ways also. Like AIDS, it killed those with the most to live for. And as priests had done in the bubonic plague, in , even in Philadelphia, as modern a city as existed in the world, priests would drive horse- drawn wagons down the streets, calling upon those behind doors shut /5(80). Influenza is an important cause of otitis media. Acute myositis secondary to influenza can present with calf tenderness and refusal to walk. In infants, influenza can produce a nonspecific sepsis-like illness picture, and in infants and young children, influenza occasionally causes croup, pertussis like-illness, bronchiolitis, or pneumonia.