New virus officially named influenza D

Cattle are primary reservoir; ongoing research examining virulence among bovine and swine influenza D strains and human influenza C.

The executive committee of the International Committee of Taxonomy of Viruses officially approved naming a new virus "influenza D" — as the South Dakota State University researchers who discovered it proposed, according to professor Feng Li.

The committee officially announced a new genus, Orthomyxovirdae, with a single species, influenza D virus, because of its distinctness from other influenza types — A, B and C.

Although South Dakota State alumnus Ben Hause — now

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