Asian influenza

Asian influenza
noun Date: 1957 influenza caused by a mutant strain of the influenza virus isolated during the 1957 epidemic in Asia — called also Asian flu

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  • Asian influenza — n. pandemic influenza caused by a strain of the influenza virus first isolated in Singapore in 1957: also Asian flu * * * …   Universalium

  • Asian influenza — n. pandemic influenza caused by a strain of the influenza virus first isolated in Singapore in 1957: also Asian flu …   English World dictionary

  • Asian influenza — noun influenza caused by the Asian virus that was first isolated in 1957 • Syn: ↑Asiatic flu • Hypernyms: ↑influenza, ↑flu, ↑grippe * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized A : influenza caused by a mutant strain of the influenza virus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Asian influenza — a pandemic of influenza A that occurred in 1957 and was first observed in China …   Medical dictionary

  • Asian flu — ā zhən , shən n influenza that is caused by a subtype (H2N2) of the orthomyxovirus causing influenza A and that was responsible for about 70,000 deaths in the U.S. in the influenza pandemic of 1957 1958 called also Asian influenza compare hong ko …   Medical dictionary

  • Asian flu — n. epidemic disease of the influenza virus that probably spread from Asia; Asian influenza; epidemic disease of influenza A in 1957 1958 that was first identified in China at the end of February 1957 (it spread to the United States by June 1957) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Asian flu — /eɪʒən ˈflu/ (say ayzhuhn flooh) noun a form of influenza caused by a virus believed to have been carried from Asia. Also, Asian influenza; Chiefly US, Asiatic flu, Asiatic influenza …   Australian English dictionary

  • Asian flu — noun see Asian influenza …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 — Influenza A virus subtype H5N1, also known as A(H5N1) or simply H5N1, is a subtype of the Influenza A virus which can cause illness in humans and many other animal species.cite web author=International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses | publisher …   Wikipedia

  • influenza A — ā n a common moderate to severe respiratory disease that affects humans and some other vertebrates (as swine and birds) sometimes in pandemics following mutation in the causative virus, that in humans is characterized by sudden onset, fever,… …   Medical dictionary

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