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Influenzavirus C

Virus classification
Group: Group V ((-)ssRNA)
Family: Orthomyxoviridae

Influenzavirus A
Influenzavirus B
Influenzavirus C

Influenzavirus C is a genus in the virus family Orthomyxoviridae, which includes those viruses which cause influenza. The only species in this genus is called "Influenza C virus".

Influenza C viruses are known to infect humans and pigs, giving them influenza.

Flu due to the type C species is rare compared to types A or B, but can be severe and can cause local epidemics.


  • Isolation of influenza virus C from influenza cases in 1999/2000 season - Saitama

Further reading

  • Detection of influenza C virus by using an in situ esterase assay
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