Asian flu


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Asian flu

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(Pathology) a type of influenza recurring in worldwide epidemics, caused by a virus (A2 strain or subsequent antigenic variants), which apparently originated in China in 1957
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Asian flu

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Like Asian flu, it exhibits similar symptoms in different continents.
A relatively moderate flu outbreak similar to the 1957 and 1968 Asian flu pandemics could cost life insurers a few billion dollars, net of reinsurance, in additional death claims, said Steven Weisbart, senior vice president and chief economist at the Insurance Information Institute, in a 2007 projection.
After all, tight money from the Greenspan Fed triggered the 1994 Mexican peso crisis and the 1997 Asian flu. This could create a 1999-style bubble on the Nasdaq.
The new illnesses add to a long list that already includes bird flu, Asian flu and Belgian flu: the latter leads to an excess of Flem.
Edhi's charitable activities expanded in 1957 when an Asian flu epidemic swept through Karachi.
"Unfortunately in 1957 there was an outbreak of Asian flu and everyone perspired so much in the rubber beds!
Emerging markets witnessed an international financial meltdown in 2015 matched in scale and scope only by the Asian flu of 1998.
The Turkish lira's free fall has created the risks of an "Asian flu" style financial crisis two months before June parliamentary elections.
Then came the Asian Flu and, suddenly, our debts ballooned [with the peso plunging from 25 to a dollar to 40 or so]."
The research, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that the last four global outbreaks--Spanish flu in 1918, Hong Kong flu in 1957, Asian flu in 1968 and swine flu in 2009--were all preceded by La Nina conditions in the Pacific Ocean.
If such a mutant virus evolved, it could generate a "second wave" like the ones seen in 1918 and in 1957 (known as the "Asian flu").

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