Asian flu

Asian flu

Pathology.
a form of epidemic influenza caused by a virus believed to have been carried from Asia in the late 1950s.
Also called Asian influenza.
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Asian flu
 
n
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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Main Entry:  Asian flu
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a virulent type of influenza that appears in worldwide epidemics; also called Asian influenza
Example:  Scientists are looking for answers to how Asian flu is transmitted internationally.
Etymology:  likely originated in 1950s China
Usage:  medicine
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