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Influenza, or flu, is a respiratory infection caused by a variety of flu viruses. The most familiar aspect of the flu is the way it can "knock you off your feet" as it sweeps through entire communities.
The flu differs in several ways from the common cold, a respiratory infection also caused by viruses. For example, people with colds rarely get fevers or headaches or suffer from the extreme exhaustion that flu viruses cause.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) esti...

Fluzone is the commercial name of a influenza virus vaccine, distributed by Aventis Pasteur, USA. It is a split-virus vaccine, which is produced by chemical disruption of the influenza virus. Therefore, it is incapable of causing influenza per se.


Influenza as related to Influenza Virus Vaccine


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