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11 July 2006

The three types of flu viruses

There are three types of influenza viruses, namely type A, B and C.

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There are three types of influenza viruses, namely type A, B and C.

It is impossible to tell the difference between influenza A and B from the symptoms that you have, but influenza C causes a much milder illness resembling a cold.

It is important to note that one may be infected with influenza A, B and C in the same winter, or in successive winters, as these viruses differ significantly from one another.

Read more:
Symptoms of flu
How do people get flu?
1918 - why the flu spread so rapidly

 
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