Talk:Influenza

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Semi-protected edit request on 29 September 2014[edit]

Please change in the pandemic chart on the pandemic severity level NA to N/A because that is proper grammar. Ben9583 (talk) 01:32, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Cannolis (talk) 03:19, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Why is the section on Neuraminidase inhibitors so bad?[edit]

It didn't tell me what they are. I would have liked to see, "neuraminidase inhibitors act on the protein X-and-so that buds the newly-formed virus off the host cell...." The sort of thing that would tell me what a neura inhibitor actually is.

Instead it's all about why the author thinks they are bad. It sounds biased to me, and I'm a random user with no prior knowledge. The same sentence "the benefits of neuraminidase inhibitors in those who are otherwise healthy..." appears twice in this article, a third time on the page for neuraminidase inhibitors. I think someone is spouting their personal belief.

Semi-protected edit request on 4 December 2014[edit]

There is a grammatical error: "As the virus can be inactivated by soap frequent hand washing reduces the risk of infection." I suspect this should read: "As the virus can be inactivated by soap. Frequent hand washing reduces the risk of infection.

Sethpool (talk) 23:13, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I have changed the sentence to "Frequent hand washing reduces the risk of infection because the virus is inactivated by soap." Graham Beards (talk) 23:27, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Grammatical error[edit]

In the second paragraph, there is a grammatical error.

"It can also likely be spread by touching surfaces contaminated by the virus and than touching their mouth or eyes."

Should read something like...

"It is also likely spread by touching surfaces contaminated by the virus, and then touching the mouth or eyes."

Take whatever liberties you wish with the wording I chose, the important change is that the "than" should be a "then". :p — Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.118.28.38 (talk) 18:09, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Fixed by Graham Beards. Thanks, Adrian J. Hunter(talkcontribs) 04:06, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Change Word[edit]

Under Replication.. No need to use the word Elucidate. Its just going to obfuscate. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.120.220.25 (talk) 18:56, 17 December 2014 (UTC)