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bird flu

noun

Definition of BIRD FLU

:  avian influenza; specifically :  severe often fatal influenza A caused by strains of a subtype (H5N1) of the causative orthomyxovirus that have produced epidemics in domestic birds especially in Asia with sporadic associated human infections

First Known Use of BIRD FLU

1995

bird flu

noun \ˈbərd-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BIRD FLU

:  avian influenza; specifically :  severe often fatal influenza A caused by strains of a subtype (H5N1) of the causative orthomyxovirus that have produced epidemics in domestic birds especially in Asia with sporadic associated human infections

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