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Influenza A virus

"Influenza A virus" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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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.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Influenza A virus" by people in this website by year, and whether "Influenza A virus" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 57 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 9 publications in 2013
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