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Human-to-human flu virus transmission

How are influenza viruses transmited from human to human? Seasonal and pandemic influenza are highly contagious diseases and are spread primarily by coughing and sneezing. When they sneeze, people release tiny droplets of fluid into the air. Those tiny droplets can fly up to 1 metre and infect persons nearby by reaching susceptible cells of […]

Characteristics

Morphology and structure The influenza virus belongs to the RNA viruses and comes from the family of Orthomyxoviridae. It is usually spherical in shape with a diameter of 80-120 nm. There are 3 distinct types of influenza virus: A, B and C. The genome consists of 8 (type A and B viruses) or 7 (type […]