swine flu

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swine flu

n.
A highly contagious form of human influenza caused by a filterable virus identical or related to a virus formerly isolated from infected swine.

flu

(floo) [ (in)flu(enza)]
1. Influenza.
2. An imprecise term for any respiratory or gastrointestinal illness, but esp. influenza.

avian flu

Avian influenza.

bird flu

Avian influenza.

swine flu

Swine influenza.
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Yesterday the Health Protection Agency announced a further 17 confirmed pig flu cases in the UK, bringing the total to 203.
MPs feared a pig flu outbreak at Parliament last night after a staffer said she was on the same flight from Mexico as the first UK victims.
PIG flu victim Iain Askham told last night how he tried to warn health bosses he had been at a packed rock concert while infected with the bug - and was ordered to keep quiet about it.
PIG flu victim Graeme Pacitti and his family celebrated at a ten-pin bowling alley after doctors mistakenly gave him the all-clear.