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avian influenza: see influenzainfluenza
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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Environment Secretary David Miliband announced last night that the slaughterhouse in Holton - at the centre of the birdflu
outbreak - has been relicensed after it was disinfected.
Health experts emphasised that those who come in contact with infected birds are most at risk of contracting birdflu