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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.
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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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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
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Translations
Schweinegrippe
sikainfluenssa
grippe porcine
svínaflensa
豚インフルエンザ
svineinfluensa
gripe suína
svininfluensa
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Swine flu viruses, H1N1 and H3N2, are common in pig populations across the U.S.
BAHAWALPUR -- One woman died of swine flu at Bahawal Victoria Hospital here today.
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KARACHI -- Karachi is under threat of seasonal influenza H1N1, commonly known as swine flu. So far, 38 cases of the virus have been reported in the city.
ISLAMABAD -- At least four people have been killed due to Swine flu in Multan in two weeks while six more patients have been admitted to the hospital for tests so far.
The prevalence of pandemic and viral diseases like dengue, diphtheria, Congo virus and now influenza A (H1N1) virus (swine flu) has been creating trouble among the residents of Punjab, Pakistan due to high mortality rates.
by PTI A priest of Swaminarayan Gurukul offering Ayurvedic medicines to children for prevention of swine flu in Surat on Wednesday.
Medical staff work at the swine flu isolation ward of the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad.
MULTAN -- Another case of swine flu on Sunday surfaced in Multan, taking tally to 22 in the metropolis.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- With the death of four more people in ystanbul, Diyarbakyr and KyrE-ehir from the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, over the weekend, the number of people in Turkey who have died from the infection has risen to 19, Turkish authorities have announced.
Influenza A (H1N1) virus is responsible for swine flu. It can easily cross the species barrier and zoonotic jumps from pigs to humans have been observed.