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.