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bird flu:

see influenzainfluenza
or flu,
acute, highly contagious disease caused by a RNA virus (family Orthomyxoviridae); formerly known as the grippe. There are three types of the virus, designated A, B, and C, but only types A and B cause more serious contagious infections.
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The government finally confirmed on January 25, 2004, it was bird flue (avian influenza) that has killed millions of chicken in the country over the past several months.