What's the Difference Between Seasonal Flu, Pandemic Flu, and Avian (Bird) Flu?


Subject:
Infectious Diseases , Influenza (Flu) , Bird Flu (Avian Influenza) , Epidemics

Description:
This fact sheet explains differences between three types of flu and provides general information abut the flu and flu virus characteristics. It also notes that the flu "is not the same as the common cold, nor is it related to what is commonly called the 'stomach flu.'" Additional flu information can be found through the left navigation menu on this page. From the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

Publisher:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Language:
English

Source:
http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/topics/Flu/understandingFlu/DefinitionsOverview.htm


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