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What is Influenza and How Does it Work?

By Chandan Sekhon - Medicine Student @ Peterhouse, Cambridge



Influenza is a virus that takes over 8,000 lives annually. Resulting in hospitalisations, respiratory problems and possibly death, it is a virus that is commonly underestimated in its strength and power to cause damage. Understanding the details of the virus allows us to understand more about how to help those infected with this easily transmissible virus.