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ALL ABOUT INFLUENZA. 416 880 7361 What is Influenza? Influenza, also known as "flu", is a transmissible disease precipitated by viruses that taint the respiratory tract basically nose, throat, and lungs. Influenza causes severe illness and lethal health impediment in the victim. Influenza virus is an antigenically and genetically diverse group of viruses of the family  Orthomyxoviridae  that contains a negative-sense, single-stranded, segmented RNA genome according to the National Institute of Health. General perception of Influenza. Most people don’t see Influenza as a serious illness – the general symptoms of headaches, runny nose, cough and muscle aches can make people confuse it with a heavy cold. Yet seasonal influenza kills almost 650 000 people per year according to world health Organization. That is why influenza vaccinations are so important, especially to protect young children, older people, pregnant women, or people who have vulnerable imm