Asian influenza


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Asian influenza

n.
Influenza caused by a strain of the most common influenza virus (type A), which was first isolated in China during a 1957 epidemic. Also called Asian flu.
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Noun1.Asian influenza - influenza caused by the Asian virus that was first isolated in 1957Asian influenza - influenza caused by the Asian virus that was first isolated in 1957
flu, grippe, influenza - an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease
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