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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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Compared to Tejas, Swedish JAS 39 NG Grippen, the closest single engine combat jet operational in the world, costs $ 1.80 billion for developing 5 proto vehicles.
For Boeing to make the offer a reality, Brazil would first have to be willing to buy Boeing's F-18 Super Hornets in a bidding process in which it is competing with French company Dassault's Rafale and Swedish firm Saab's Grippen (NotiSur, March 25, 2011, and May 25, 2012).
In the post-liberalised era after the 1990s, the economic forces began to grippen the Indian cities together with the population pressures (due to changing demographic pattern) and many of them have not been able to cope-up with these pressures to provide the basic services for living, working and organizing business.
At a meeting with PVA officials and the Mountain States Chapter in Denver in early May, VISN 19 Director Glen Grippen informed them the original plan that incorporated the SCI unit had been canceled.