|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|
|Main Entry:||Asian influenza|
|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||See Asian flu|
Asian influenza n.
Influenza that is caused by a strain of influenza virus type A, which was first isolated in China during the 1957 epidemic.