Asian flu
noun see Asian influenza

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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 — may refer to:* The Asian Financial Crisis of 1997, or * Asian Flu, the H2N2 virus …   Wikipedia

  • Asian flu — Asian flu, an influenza caused by a strain of virus first identified in Hong Kong in early 1957 …   Useful english 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 — 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 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 Date: 1957 influenza caused by a mutant strain of the influenza virus isolated during the 1957 epidemic in Asia called also Asian flu …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Asian Dust — Yellow Dust Dust clouds leaving mainland China and traveling toward Korea and Japan. Chinese name Traditional Chinese …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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