What is the common name for Avian influenza?
'Avian Influenza' is not the scientific name, the scientific name is actually Orthomyxoviridae, Influenza Type A, subtype H5N1. The common names are: Avian Influenza, bird flu, and fowl plague. ...
Asked in Cold and Flu, Viruses (biological)
What is H2N1 influenza?
The influenza subtype H2N1 is a Type A influenza virus that is common as one of the regularly seen seasonal flu viruses that circulate in the environment. It has no "common name" like swine flu or bird flu. It is called a "Type A seasonal influenza subtype, H2N1", or a "regular seasonal flu virus". ...
Asked in Antibiotics
Are antibiotics effective against influenza?
Influenza is a virus. Antibiotics have no effect on viruses. Only antivirals can used against influenza a common medication prescribed for influenza is Tamiflu (actually it is the only drug on the market used as a treatment for influenza.) ...
Asked in Example Sentences
What is an example sentence using the word influenza?
Example sentences: I thought I just had a common cold, but the doctor told me I had influenza. Influenza is an infectious disease caused by viruses. The word flu is a shortened form of the word influenza. When you have influenza, you may need to use fever-reducing medicines if you get a high fever, a common symptom with the flu. ...
What is the full name for the flu?
the full name for the flu is influenza. Depending on the type of bacteria or virus causing the flu, the name of the organism comes first. For example, Hemophilus Influenza. ...