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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Virus de la gripe A

Influenza A virus (IN-floo-EN-zuh … VY-rus)
One of three types of virus that cause the illness called influenza (flu). The influenza A virus can infect people, birds, pigs, horses, and other animals. It is the main cause of most influenza epidemics.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.