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flu

influenza; an acute, commonly epidemic disease characterized by respiratory symptoms and general prostration: The child has the flu.
Not to be confused with:
flew – past tense of fly: The birds flew south for the winter.
flue – conduit for smoke, as in a fireplace: Be sure to open the flue before lighting the fire.

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. A thick coating of the latter was accordingly plastered upon the coating of tar.
Flu Antiviral drugs like oseltamivir (Tamiflu[R]) limit the reproduction of the flu virus, and in doing so, they can help lessen the severity and duration of flu.
Even if staff feel fit and well they can still be a carrier of the flu virus and pass it on to others.
"Children need new medicines for the flu because they are at higher risk of developing the flu and more likely to have complications such as breathing problems and pneumonia.
If there has been a noticeable, albeit unconfirmed, increase in the number of people getting sick or hospitalized for upper respiratory tract infections the last few weeks, this is probably because aside from the usual number of flu cases, there might have been a surge in cases of cold and illnesses caused by other seasonal viruses.
Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo said that the flu season usually peaks during the cold weather season and the health agency usually starts its vaccination drive for flu during the middle of the year.
The Department of Health (DOH) estimates that at least 480,000 flu cases are recorded in the Philippines.
On average each year, about 5 percent to 20 percent of the population gets the flu and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized for flu-related complications.
According to the department, flu vaccination rates tend to decrease after the end of November, but flu activity is usually highest between December and January.
Flu vaccines are free and can be accessed through local pharmacies and doctors' offices for Alliance members.