Talk:Influenza

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Semi-protected edit request on 19 April 2014[edit]

Sujoyhnkc (talk) 08:27, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Yes this is interesting. We need a high quality secondary source before we really comment on it. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 08:30, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

There are six genera of the family Orthomyxoviridae, not five.[edit]

The virus taxonomy released by ICTV in 2013 shows there are six genera in the Family Orthomyxoviridae, under the unassigned Order. http://www.ictvonline.org/virusTaxonomy.asp

Inad1563 (talk) 09:22, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

The relationship between influenza and the common cold[edit]

This line appears to be inconsistent with what I've read in Wikipedia's common cold article:

"Although it is often confused with other influenza-like illnesses, especially the common cold, influenza is a more severe disease caused by a different type of virus.[1]"

The common cold article's virology section says influenza viruses are implicated in 10-15% of cold cases. The line above implies that influenza is caused by a different type of virus than the common cold, and that the conditions are distinct, which may be incorrect in some cases.

I would appreciate it if someone with some expertise in this area could edit these articles to clarify the relationship between common cold and influenza.

Good point. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 14:34, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Respiratory infection[edit]

doi:10.1016/S2213-2600(14)70131-6 - The role of influenza in the severity and transmission of respiratory bacterial disease, Lancet Resp Med JFW | T@lk 08:27, 28 August 2014 (UTC)