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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[1], 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.

Types A and B have 8 RNA segments and encode 11 proteins. Subtype C has 7 RNA segments and encodes 9 proteins.


  1. ^ Guo Y., Jin F., Wang P., Wang M., Zhu J.M. (1983). "Isolation of Influenza C Virus from Pigs and Experimental Infection of Pigs with Influenza C Virus". Journal of General Virology 64: 177–82. doi:10.1099/0022-1317-64-1-177. PMID 6296296.  

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Up to date as of January 23, 2010

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Regnum: Virus
Phylum: not divided
Classis: not divided
Ordo: Unassigned
Familia: Orthomyxoviridae
Genus: Influenzavirus C

Vernacular names

日本語: C型インフルエンザウイルス
中文: 丙型流行性感冒病毒屬


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