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Influenza B virus MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Influenza B virus
Tree Number(s)
B04.820.480.968.407.410
Unique ID
D009981
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009981
Annotation
infection: coordinate IM with INFLUENZA, HUMAN (IM) in humans or ORTHOMYXOVIRIDAE INFECTIONS (IM) in animals; INFLUENZAVIRUS B is also available
Scope Note
Species of the genus INFLUENZAVIRUS B that cause HUMAN INFLUENZA and other diseases primarily in humans. Antigenic variation is less extensive than in type A viruses (INFLUENZA A VIRUS) and consequently there is no basis for distinct subtypes or variants. Epidemics are less likely than with INFLUENZA A VIRUS and there have been no pandemics. Previously only found in humans, Influenza B virus has been isolated from seals which may constitute the animal reservoir from which humans are exposed.
Entry Term(s)
Influenza Viruses Type B
Orthomyxoviruses Type B
Registry Number
txid11520
Previous Indexing
Orthomyxoviridae (1981-1984)
Public MeSH Note
97; was ORTHOMYXOVIRUSES TYPE B 1985-96
History Note
97; was ORTHOMYXOVIRUSES TYPE B 1985-96
Date Established
1985/01/01
Date of Entry
1984/04/06
Revision Date
2020/08/13
Influenza B virus Preferred
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