- Words: 1079
- Length: 4 Pages
- Topic: Disease
- Paper #: 95735709
Two families belong to this one, the Paramyxovirus and the Orthomyxovirus. Influenza virus belong to the latter.
It was only perhaps during in the 1930's when the etiologic agent was identified to be a virus, rather than a bacteria.. Influenza virus has five genera: InfluenzavirusA, InfluenzavirusB, InfluenzavirusC, Isavirus and Thogotovirus. The virus that causes influenza has three immunologic types: A, B and C. Influenza type a is known to have