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flu

 (flo͞o)
n.
1. Influenza.
2. Any of several infections that affect the respiratory or gastrointestinal tract and are caused by viruses other than the influenza virus.

[Short for influenza.]

flu

(fluː)
n
1. (Pathology) the flu short for influenza
2. (Pathology) any of various viral infections, esp a respiratory or intestinal infection

flu

(flu)

n.
1. influenza.
2. a specific variety of influenza, usu. named for its point of dissemination or its animal vector.
[1830–40]

flu

(flo͞o)

flu,

'flu

(fluː)
short for influenza.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flu - an acute febrile highly contagious viral diseaseflu - an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease
contagion, contagious disease - any disease easily transmitted by contact
Asian influenza, Asiatic flu - influenza caused by the Asian virus that was first isolated in 1957
swine flu, swine influenza - 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
respiratory disease, respiratory disorder, respiratory illness - a disease affecting the respiratory system
Translations
إنفلونزاالإنْفلوانزا
chřipka
influenza
flunssainfluenssa
gripa
influenza
インフルエンザウイルス性の風邪流行性感冒風邪
독감
chrípka
gripa
influensa
ไข้หวัดใหญ่
bệnh cúm

flu

[fluː]
A. Ngripe f, gripa f (Col, Mex)
I've got flutengo gripe
to get or catch fluagarrar la gripe, agriparse (LAm)
B. CPD flu jab Nvacuna f contra la gripe
flu vaccine Nvacuna f antigripal

flu

[ˈfluː] ngrippe f
She's got flu → Elle a la grippe.flu bug nvirus m de la grippe

flu

, ’flu
nGrippe f; to get or catch/have (the) flu(die or eine) Grippe bekommen/haben

flu

[fluː] n (fam) → influenza

flu

الإنْفلوانزا chřipka influenza Grippe γρίπη gripe flunssa grippe gripa influenza インフルエンザ 독감 griep influensa grypa gripe грипп influensa ไข้หวัดใหญ่ grip bệnh cúm 流感

flu

n influenza (form), gripe f; Asian — gripe asiática; bird — influenza or gripe aviar; seasonal — influenza or gripe estacional; stomach — (fam) gastroenteritis f, gripe estomacal (fam); swine — influenza or gripe porcina
References in classic literature ?
At this stage of the process, some one of the party suggested feathers; but the suggestion was at once overruled by the dwarf, who soon convinced the eight, by ocular demonstration, that the hair of such a brute as the ourang-outang was much more efficiently represented by flu.
The Clorox Cold & Flu Pulse analyzes millions of conversations in real time and reports how cold and flu is trending online, including what topics are being discussed, top cities where it's trending, and tips related to the current virality of the cold and flu.
Please also remember that it is not too late to get a flu jab from your local pharmacist or GP practice.
Flu is much more common during the winter months, so the ideal time to have the flu jab is during the months of October and November before the winter sets in.
Launched last fall, the Flu Near You Challenge calls on APHA members to regularly report their flu symptoms--or lack of them--and to sign up others to do so as well.
The move comes as NHS stocks of the seasonal flu vaccine, which protects against three different types of the flu virus, including swine flu, are running low across the region.
Most people who get the flu feel much better in a week or two.
Moreover, HHS pointed out, flu vaccination is "a smart choice for anyone wishing to avoid becoming sick--or spreading illness at home, the office, or on holiday visits with friends and family.
The flu reinvents itself from year to year through a process in which previously rare variants of the virus supplant once-dominant ones.
But Fielding, along with state and federal officials, advised getting a flu shot, even after Thanksgiving and into December.
While health care experts have little idea when a pandemic flu will strike North America, how bad it will be, or what form it will take, many say the H5N1 bird flu looks like a likely candidate.
Like all flu viruses, H5N1 started in wild water birds.