The Bible describes the case of a woman with high fever cured by our Lord Jesus Christ. Based on the information provided by the gospels of Mark, Matthew and Luke, the diagnosis and the possible etiology of the febrile illness is discussed. Infectious diseases continue to be a threat to humanity, and influenza has been with us since the dawn of human history. If the postulation is indeed correct, the woman with fever in the Bible is among one of the very early description of human influenza disease.The big question is why this kind of "analysis" has been published in a peer-reviewed journal. Beats me.
* The whole paper is just about one page.
Important update 8/11:
The paper has been retracted, according to the Editor-in-Chief of Virology Journal. See comment below.