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Yes, influenza is causes by influenzsa viruses. Wikiepedia told me that.

You could say the same about fevers "You silly fool - that's not an xxx fever, it is an yyy fever, don't you know?"

Sure you could give every source of fever its name. If the symptoms are the same, and the treatemnent (or lack of treatment) is the same, it is sort of understandable that common man views it as the same, isn't it? If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and sounds like a duck, then it is a duck. At least in the view of common man.

It is a lot more comforting to hear that "Well ... we drew a dividing line between flu and non-flu viruses; it was kind of arbitrary and we could, in principle, have included a larger group", compared to "You silly fool - don't you even know the difference between flu and non-flu viruses??".
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