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
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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