Talk:Influenza

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First literary reference[edit]

I'd like to suggest a change to this line, "The symptoms of human influenza were clearly described by Hippocrates roughly 2,400 years ago.[167][168]"


Could I suggest these tweaks that I think might be more accurate with regard to the source: "Influenza-like symptoms are described by Hippocrates (or one of his disciples) in reporting what has come to be known as "the cough of Perinthus" around 400BC, referring to coughs, fevers, and increased mortality among the already sick."

I've never done this Talk before but here's a reference: http://books.google.com/books?id=tzRwRmb09rgC&lpg=PA79&ots=hP7Wbh09tS&dq=the%20Cough%20of%20Perinthus&pg=PA80#v=onepage&q=the%20Cough%20of%20Perinthus&f=false

If this whole post is in the wrong place just let me know, cheers.

Russell Ward Ausrussell (talk) 07:52, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia hits help track flu spread[edit]

Wikipedia hits help track flu spread WWGB (talk) 07:07, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

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)