swine flu

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swine flu

or

swine influenza:

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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Previous small outbreaks of pig flu in humans have caused false alarms.
99) I USUALLY try and avoid karaoke games like I would a case of pig flu.
Then there's the cost to the economy of lost man hours due to pig flu "sickies.
There is no National Union of Parliamentarians and Related Creeps" Veteran Labour backbencher Austin Mitchell "Discounting the risk of catching pig flu off a library book, or dropping an atlas on your foot, I now think that a book is only bad for you when it closes your mind instead of opening it" Broadcaster and writer Libby Purves "Every day I thought that we had seen the worst thing that we could, but then there would be something worse" Actress Helen Worth, who plays Gail Platt in Coronation Street on a visit to Sierra Leone to see ActionAid's work to deal with poverty there "It's a shame, he would be very straightforward.
The medical experts still predict an autumn onslaught of pig flu, could this yet be the barrier to his stepping down?
But they stunned their hosts when they said they would not travel to Scotland because of the pig flu threat.
Kitty Purry was telling me the other night that she remembers when bird flu was in and now pig flu is cool and she wonders when kitty flu is gonna hit, as she would like to be more popular than she currently already is.
She added: "Kitty Purry was telling me the other night that she remembers when bird flu was in and now pig flu is cool and she wonders when kitty flu is gonna hit as she would like to be more popular than she currently already is.