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.
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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.
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Asian influenza

Influenza caused by a variant strain of influenza virus type A.
See also: influenza
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The Southeast Asian Influenza Clinical Research Network: development and challenges for a new multilateral research endeavor.
For example, in a network-based simulation in which [approximately equal to] 50% of persons were infected, similar to the Asian influenza pandemic of 1957-58, closing schools and keeping those children at home reduced the calculated attack rate by 90% (20).
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. Am Rev Respir Dis.
We first show the spread of influenza within our unmitigated base case defined with parameters specified above and with [I.sub.D] chosen to yield an infected attack rate [approximately equal to] 50% to reflect the 1957-58 Asian influenza pandemic (10).

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