Asian influenza


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A·sian in·flu·en·za

a worldwide influenza, apparently originating in China in the summer of 1957, which produces a milder disease than that of the worldwide pandemic of 1917-1919.

Asian influenza

n.
Influenza caused by a strain of the most common influenza virus (type A), which was first isolated in China during a 1957 epidemic. Also called Asian flu.

Asian influenza

Influenza caused by a variant strain of influenza virus type A.
See also: influenza
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In 2005, WHO established its Southeast Asian Influenza Clinical Research Network to study neuraminidase inhibitor treatment of patients infected with viruses that possess pandemic potential (4).
During the Asian influenza pandemic of 1957, studies suggested a possible increase in defects of the central nervous system (10-12) and several other adverse outcomes, including birth defects, spontaneous pregnancy loss, fetal death, and preterm delivery (8).
In the 20th century, 3 influenza-related pandemics occurred (1918 Spanish influenza, 1957 Asian influenza, and 1968 Hong Kong influenza) (1), which are now known to represent 3 different antigenic subtypes of the influenza A virus: H1N1, H2N2, and H3N2.
Discussion after paper: the mechanism of spread of Asian influenza.
D] chosen to yield an infected attack rate [approximately equal to] 50% to reflect the 1957-58 Asian influenza pandemic (10).
In all human viruses (with the few exceptions of early isolates from the Asian influenza outbreak [13]), Leu-226 is associated with Ser-228, while Gln-226 is associated with Gly-228 in avian viruses.
Following these researchers' experience with the emergence of penicillin-resistant staphylococci during the 1957-58 Asian influenza pandemic, they commented ".

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