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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The agency said swine flu viruses can change constantly.
"In this season Swine Flu is still persisting probably due to fluctuations in the temperature.
'Increase in temperature has reduced cases of swine flu .
An emergency meeting was called this week after six deaths due to swine flu were reported in Punjab.
The current study was therefore conducted in Lahore, Pakistan to explore the level of awareness among the general public regarding H1N1 influenza A or swine flu.
However, although the Ministry of Health admits that swine flu cases are on the rise as a seasonal occurrence, it maintains that the situation does not amount to an epidemic.
Under no circumstances should influenza diagnostic testing delay initiation of infection control practice or antiviral treatment, if swine flu is suspected clinically and epidemiologically.
Swine flu has killed 51 people in Karnataka and 16 in Uttar Pradesh, where 689 cases have been reported.
The entire region has so far reported 54 deaths due to swine flu this year.
The agency advised those eligible for the H1N1 swine flu vaccine to see their doctor as soon as possible.
This was mostly down to a successful vaccination programme, but despite this more than 400 people died of swine flu, including 70 children.
On the other hand, 1,272 cases of swine flu - causing 56 deaths - have been reported in Egypt ever since the disease began re-emerging in October 2010, according to the Ministry of Health's latest press statement.