influenza

Influenza AKA the flu

Feb 19th – The flu, a.k.a. influenza, is a respiratory infection caused by strains of orthomyxoviridae. The word “influenza” comes from the Italian word for influence – back when the stars were thought to influence the start of an epidemic! Every year 5% – 40% of the population gets the flu. Fortunately, most people recover …

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