swine influenza


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swine in·flu·en·za

an acute respiratory disease of swine caused by strains of influenza virus type A; it is believed to have become adapted to swine in the United States during the great human pandemic in 1918; fatal cases, as in such cases of pandemic influenza in humans, are commonly associated with secondary bacterial pneumonia.
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H1N1 in·flu·en·za

(inflū-enză)
Acute respiratory viral infection of humans that may pigs as a reservoir; may lead to secondary bacterial pneumonia.
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swine influenza

Any of several influenza A viruses that primarily infects cells that line the respiratory tracts of pigs. It can spread to humans or birds when a pig is infected with more than one strain of influenza at the same time and the nucleic acids from the separate species mix, forming a new, potentially dangerous combination. Synonym: swine flu
See also: influenza
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