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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
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First Known Use of ASIAN FLU

1957
Medical Dictionary

Asian flu

noun \ˌā-zhən-, -shən-\

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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