swine flu

swine flu n SWINE INFLUENZA

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Swine flu — (or Swine influenzavirus (SIV) flu) refers to a subset of Orthomyxoviridae that creates influenza in pigs and are endemic in pigs. This is not a phylogenetics based taxonomic category.The species of Orthomyxoviridae that can cause flu in pigs are …   Wikipedia

  • swine flu — n. a virulent, highly contagious influenza infecting people and swine …   English World dictionary

  • Swine flu — Grippe A (H1N1) de 2009 La grippe A (H1N1) de 2009 est une maladie respiratoire aiguë contagieuse provoquée par un virus de la grippe A de sous type H1N1. Ce virus est réapparu en 2009 sous une nouvelle forme génétique transmissible d’homme à… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • swine flu — noun 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 • Syn: ↑swine influenza • Hypernyms: ↑influenza, ↑flu, ↑grippe …   Useful english dictionary

  • swine flu — /swaɪn ˈflu/ (say swuyn flooh) noun → human swine influenza …   Australian English dictionary

  • swine flu — UK [ˈswaɪnˌ fluː] / US [ˈswaɪnˌ flu] noun [uncountable] a disease similar to flu that spreads quickly from one person to another and causes problems such as a sore throat and cough, thought to be related to a virus which infects pigs …   English dictionary

  • swine flu — Pathol. a highly contagious form of influenza caused by infection with a filterable virus first isolated from swine. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • swine flu — noun Influenza caused by orthomyxoviruses, which pass from pigs to humans. See Also: bird flu …   Wiktionary

  • Swine Flu Parties — Social gatherings staged to spread swine flu, with the aim of contracting the virus before it becomes more virulent. As rumors of people attending “swine flu parties” circulated in the U.K., the British Medical Association warned parents against… …   Dictionary of unconsidered lexicographical trifles

  • Swine Flu and Dracula Sneezes — Just two of the phrases prompted by the Influenza A (H1N1)virus. An Israeli minister has advocated renaming swine flu in an attempt to make the virus religiously inoffensive, Julian Kossoff reported in The Telegraph: Demonstrating a bizarre sense …   Dictionary of unconsidered lexicographical trifles

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