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Characterised by upper and lower respiratory tract symptoms of rhinorrhoea, cough, fever, chills, headache, and myalgia, influenza can occur in local community outbreaks, epidemics, and, rarely, pandemics.

Kanta Subbarao, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Melbourne, Australia, gives us a clinical overview of the infection.

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