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Calliopenjo
08-19-2009, 05:39 AM
Hi there everyone,

Is there a list of viruses out there? Specifically flu virus? Ex: H1N1, H3N8, etc. what it is, when it was?

Fenika
08-19-2009, 05:51 AM
Try looking around here: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/viruses/index.htm

You can also see the avian/swine/etc links on the left...

You can also google the specific strain (+/- news)

Kitty Pryde
08-19-2009, 07:55 PM
Here goes a list of strains on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Influenzavirus_A and when they caused breakouts in poultry and in people.

One of my old college profs has his students add to this website every year: http://www.stanford.edu/group/virus/

It's pretty awesome. From that site, Influenza specifically:
http://kelseyhe.googlepages.com/influenzatimeline

Calliopenjo
08-20-2009, 01:02 AM
Thank you for your help. :Hug2:

GeorgeK
08-20-2009, 08:17 AM
It's also important to note that technically you can easily think you have the flu when there's a host of other viruses, bacteria and food born pathogens that someone could have mimicking "the flu". Unless you get viral cultures and typing then it's really an empirical diagnosis.