swine flu

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swine flu

n.
A highly contagious form of human influenza caused by a filterable virus identical or related to a virus formerly isolated from infected swine.

swine flu

n
1. (Veterinary Science) vet science a respiratory disease of pigs caused by a swine influenza virus, characterized by influenza-like symptoms such as chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pains, severe headache, coughing, weakness and general discomfort
2. (Medicine) med the strain of this disease that can be passed to humans; it is occasionally fatal, esp in people who have a pre-existing medical condition
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swine flu - an acute and highly contagious respiratory disease of swine caused by the orthomyxovirus thought to be the same virus that caused the 1918 influenza pandemic
flu, grippe, influenza - an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease
Translations
Schweinegrippe
sikainfluenssa
grippe porcine
svínaflensa
豚インフルエンザ
svineinfluensa
gripe suína
svininfluensa
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Arif Zaka informed that Swine Flu was a dangerous epidemic, which is commonly known as H1N1, and has crossed many barriers, and was a collective result of such dangerous epidemics as Bird-Flu, normal Flu, and pig Flu.
According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report published on Sunday, the US reported 20 laboratory confirmed human cases of swine flu, also known as pig flu, eight in New York, seven in California, two in Texas, two in Kansas and one in Ohio.
On Friday, Mexico's federal government closed museums, libraries, state-run theaters and schools in its overcrowded capital in order to prevent the pig flu from spreading.
Yesterday it emerged two biotechnology companies had started the world's first human trials of a pig flu immunisation in Australia.
The current outbreak is a new strain of influenza A virus subtype H1N1, a relative of pig flu that has already existed in America for the past 10 years, he explains.
READERS were angry over our story last week that pig flu victim Iain Askham was told by health bosses not to admit he went to a pop gig after returning from Mexico.
So sad to leave Mexico (but) ready to get out of pig flu country," she added.
On Saturday Mexican authorities announced that 81 people died in Mexico after being infected with a human strain of the swine flu, also referred to as pig flu.