swine flu

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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
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Usage


In news:

Swine Flu Is Now Global Pandemic .
Doing some research on public opinion and swine flu, I spotted this column by Anne Applebaum in Slate.
Health experts say it appears the number of cases for this wave of the H1N1 swine flu outbreak has peaked .
Forget the fear of mass casualties and visions of mobs at county health department offices, swine flu may have hit its peak .
Cases of H1N1, commonly known as swine flu, have gone from cause for alarm to cause for concern.
Nearly a year after China banned imports of US pork over fears about the swine flu virus, the Asian nation has agreed to resume purchases of American pork with shipments possibly beginning within two weeks.
Swine Flu May Be Less Potent Than First Feared.
New York City officials reported Friday that the swine flu still has not spread beyond a few schools.
Local supporters wear masks as precaution against swine flu while watching Japan league soccer match between Albirex Niigata and Vissel Kobe in Niigata, northwestern Japan, today.
A local transit official said workers are being vigilant and taking all necessary precautions to keep passengers safe from swine flu.
CamTran Takes Precautions To Protect Passengers From Swine Flu.
Swine flu cases down, but virus still prevalent .
There's new evidence the swine flu vaccine is safe, the Centers for Disease Control said Friday.
And for the fifth straight week, the number of swine flu cases has dropped.
Illinois Confirms 2nd Swine Flu Death.
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