Sites that are selling products relating to Influenza belong in Shopping:Health. Sites that are specific to the 1918 Pandemic, Avian Flu (bird flu), Swine Flu (H1N1) or Feline Flu (cat flu) belong in those subcategories.Influenza ("the flu") is a class of viruses that seasonally infect people and animals in many different forms. Influenza is generally only life threatening in elderly, very young, or in people with compromised immune systems.
In most healthy infants, the virus causes symptoms resembling those of the common cold, such as fever and runny nose. However, premature or sick babies are at risk of developing more severe complications.
Because corvids (ravens, crows, magpies, and blue jays) are particularly susceptible to West Nile Virus, dead crows found in or near urban areas are often used as an indicator of the spread of this disease.
The list of bird species that the virus has reported in is at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/birdspecies.htm
XMRV is a human retrovirus discovered in cancerous prostate tissues in 2006 by Dr. Robert Silverman, a cancer biologist at the Cleveland Clinic. In October, 2009, Dr. Silverman along with other researchers reported finding the virus in the majority of patients they studied who have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Studies in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom were unable to replicate their findings.XMRV is a descriptive name: