Asian flu


Asian flu

noun

Definition of ASIAN FLU

:  influenza that is caused by a subtype (H2N2) of the orthomyxovirus causing influenza A and that was responsible for about 70,000 deaths in the United States in the influenza pandemic of 1957–58 —called also Asian influenza

First Known Use of ASIAN FLU

1957

Asian flu

noun \ˌā-zhən-, -shən-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ASIAN FLU

: influenza that is caused by a subtype (H2N2) of the orthomyxovirus causing influenza A and that was responsible for about 70,000 deaths in the United States in the influenza pandemic of 1957–1958—called also Asian influenza; compare hong kong flu, spanish flu

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