Asian flu


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Asian flu

See influenza.

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.

Asian flu

An acute viral INFLUENZA caused by the influenza A-2 virus.
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Can you remember the flying flu or the Asian flu outbreaks.
Like the Killer Asian Flu, the Nigerian Virus would result from a completely new strain of H5N1, a so-called reassortment of the bird flu virus.
In 1957-58, Asian flu (H2N2) killed 70,000 people in the U.
Asian Flu (1957-1958)--Believed responsible for 70,000 deaths in the United States alone.
He used this knowledge to anticipate the 1957 Asian flu pandemic and to precipitate the manufacture of 40 million vaccine doses in the United States, which helped limit the number of American deaths to 69,000.
SINGAPORE - Two laboratories in Singapore that received samples of a virus that triggered the 1957-1958 Asian flu pandemic destroyed them in the wake of an alert from the World Health Organization, a Singapore Health Ministry spokeswoman said Thursday.
Meridian thought it had sent an ordinary flu strain from its 'germ library' from the year 2000, which it had received from another company, but had sent out H2N2 Asian flu virus
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is urging scientists in 18 countries to destroy vials containing the H2N2 virus, similar to one associated with the 1957 Asian flu pandemic, which killed up to four million people.
In 1957, the Asian flu (H2N2) was responsible for the deaths of 70,000 Americans, while in 1968 the Hong Kong flu (H3N2) led to 34,000 excess deaths in the United States.
Perhaps similarities between the 1968 Hong Kong flu (H3N2) and the 1957 Asian flu (H2N2) resulted in a degree of immunity that may have moderated the disease.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome -- amazing how we are able to come up with such catchy names on very short notice -- is the literal Asian flu, quite unlike its figurative counterpart the industry has dealt with over the past few years.
British travellers have been warned to steer clear of which former colony because of the risk of catching the deadly Asian flu bug?

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