bird flu

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bird flu
 
n
Also called: avian flu a form of influenza occurring in poultry mainly in Japan, China and Southeast Asia, caused by a virus capable of spreading to humans

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Main Entry:  bird flu
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the highly contagious avian strain A virus known to have been transmitted directly and with increased virulence to humans; also called [Avian influenza], avian flu, fowl plague
Example:  Bird flu is nearly 100% fatal to birds.
Etymology:  2003
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