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Influenzavirus

 [in″floo-en´zah-vi″rus]
former genus name for the viruses that cause influenza, now found to be two different genera, which were named influenzavirus A and influenzavirus B.
Influenzavirus A a genus of viruses containing the agent of influenza A. See also influenza virus.
Influenzavirus B a genus of viruses containing the agent of influenza B. See also influenza virus.
Influenzavirus C a genus of viruses containing the agent of influenza C. See also influenza virus.
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Clinical features of influenza C virus infection in children.
In contrast to data for adults, in whom influenza C virus infection is associated with mild upper respiratory infections (5), our study showed that this infection in infants may be associated with illness severe enough to require hospitalization.
Few studies have investigated influenza C virus infection in children.