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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The CDC encourages people to take annual flu vaccination to prevent swine flu infection.
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Swine flu has a wide clinical spectrum ranging from afebrile, mild upper respiratory tract illness, or febrile influenza, to severe complications, including pneumonia.
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While the government officials and health ministers of these states are claiming that ade- quate arrangements have been put in place to tackle the menace, the reality looks bleak, with the number of swine flu cases increasing.
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