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Influenza Encyclopedia

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This article hypothesizes that a specific living virus causes influenza, while acknowledging the absence of evidence concerning what the specific virus is. It speculates that the mouth and nose are the portals of entry, and that the virus is transmitted by spittle and nasal secretions. Patient isolation and prohibition of public gatherings are also discussed. The author suggests concentrating on the prevention of fatal complications rather than prevention of influenza itself.

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