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A·sian flu

(ā'zhăn flū)
Influenza caused by H2N2 influenza A virus that was responsible for over 60,000 deaths in the United States during the 1957 to 1958 influenza pandemic.
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Asian flu

An acute viral INFLUENZA caused by the influenza A-2 virus.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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"The Asian flu is more lethal but the swine flu is more contagious, they can recombine and make a virus with both characteristics: lethal and contagious," he told Daily News Egypt.
A doctor at Tynemouth said his usual winter call rate had doubled, but that the situation was not as bad as two years previously when Britain was hit by Asian flu.
So it's swine flu this year, bird flu last year, following Asian flu the year before, and reading the Press or viewing Sky News, the end of the world is nigh.
The Asian flu was first identified in China in 1957.
Each of these 720 accounts of epidemics, including new materials on anthrax, asian flu, HIV/AIDS, mad cow disease, SARS, tuberculosis and the West Nile virus contains a lesson about how even diseases that are not always fatal can decimate whole nations.
The Asian Flu of 1958 caused 70,000 deaths in the United States, while the Hong Kong Flu of 1968 took another 34,000 Americans.
To that end, she represents the social construction of world-wide influenza outbreaks: 1918, the Asian Flu in 1957, and the Hong Kong Flu of 1968.
The Spanish Flu of 1918, the Asian Flu of 1957 and the Hong Kong Flu of 1968, all of which had their origins in bird flu, resulted in 40- to 50-million deaths.
* The Asian flu in 1957 killed around four million.
The 1957 influenza, called the Asian flu, caused 70,000 deaths in the United States and the 1968 influenza, called the Hong Kong flu, caused about 34,000.
L'Institut Pasteur in Paris beats the competition on day 55--March 4--and is the first organization to isolate the H5N1 "Killer Asian Flu" strain, which is needed to make a vaccine.
In 1957-1958 the "Asian Flu" [A (H2N2)] killed 70,000 Americans, and the 1968-69 Hong Kong Flu [A (H3N2)] caused 34,000 U.S.

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