Asian flu



a form of epidemic influenza caused by a virus believed to have been carried from Asia in the late 1950s.
noun
a type of influenza recurring in worldwide epidemics, caused by a virus (A2 strain or subsequent antigenic variants), which apparently originated in China in 1957
noun

a virulent type of influenza that appears in worldwide epidemics; also called Asian influenza
Examples

Scientists are looking for answers to how Asian flu is transmitted internationally.
Word Origin

likely originated in 1950s China
Usage Note

medicine

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