Asian flu


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Asian flu

[′āzh·ən ′flü]
(medicine)
An acute viral respiratory infection of humans caused by influenza A-2 virus.
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The Asian flu is more lethal but the swine flu is more contagious, they can recombine and make a virus with both characteristics: lethal and contagious," he told Daily News Egypt.
A doctor at Tynemouth said his usual winter call rate had doubled, but that the situation was not as bad as two years previously when Britain was hit by Asian flu.
So it's swine flu this year, bird flu last year, following Asian flu the year before, and reading the Press or viewing Sky News, the end of the world is nigh.
The Asian flu was first identified in China in 1957.
Each of these 720 accounts of epidemics, including new materials on anthrax, asian flu, HIV/AIDS, mad cow disease, SARS, tuberculosis and the West Nile virus contains a lesson about how even diseases that are not always fatal can decimate whole nations.
The Asian Flu of 1958 caused 70,000 deaths in the United States, while the Hong Kong Flu of 1968 took another 34,000 Americans.
To that end, she represents the social construction of world-wide influenza outbreaks: 1918, the Asian Flu in 1957, and the Hong Kong Flu of 1968.
The Spanish Flu of 1918, the Asian Flu of 1957 and the Hong Kong Flu of 1968, all of which had their origins in bird flu, resulted in 40- to 50-million deaths.
The 1957 influenza, called the Asian flu, caused 70,000 deaths in the United States and the 1968 influenza, called the Hong Kong flu, caused about 34,000.
The above scenario is all the more sobering when you consider that the Killer Asian Flu is not the worst-ease scenario that we face today.
It seems to me that just yesterday we were worried about SARS, and before that the flesh-eating disease, and before them the Asian flu and the Hong Kong flu, not to mention the 1918 Spanish flu, which almost did kill everyone, but that was before good vaccines or, er, government assistance.
In 1957-1958, Asian flu (H2N2) killed 70,000 people in the United States.

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