Influenza: the green book, chapter 19

Influenza immunisation information for public health professionals, including updates.



Chapter 19 update patches

Influenza is an acute viral infection of the respiratory tract. There are 3 types of influenza virus: A, B and C. Influenza A and influenza B are responsible for most clinical illness. Influenza is highly infectious with a usual incubation period of 1 to 3 days.