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bird flu

noun

Definition of bird flu

  1. :  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



1995

First Known Use of bird flu

1995


Medical Dictionary

bird flu

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noun \ˈbərd-\

Medical Definition of bird flu

  1. :  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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