influenza

(Learning Modules / Geography / Geography of health) A virus which can spread rapidly through different strains produced by antigenic shift.
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Influenza

• (n.) An epidemic affection characterized by acute nasal catarrh, or by inflammation of the throat or the bronchi, and usually accompanied by fever.
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Influenza

(flu) Infectious disease. You can have a vaccination against flu if you are having chemotherapy.
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influenza

(in″floo-en´zә) an acute viral infection of the respiratory tract, occurring in isolated cases, epidemics, and pandemics. Three different genera of viruses have been discovered that cause influenza, called Influenzavirus A, B, and C. Influenza A is the most common condition, accounting for the well-known pan...
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influenza

(Ital. 'influenza') an acute viral infection involving the respiratory tract, occurring in isolated cases, in epidemics, or in pandemics striking many continents simultaneously or in sequence. It is marked by inflammation of the nasal mucosa, the pharynx, and conjunctiva, and by headache and severe, often generalized myalgia. Fever, chills, and p.....
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Influenza

In`flu·en'za noun [ Italian influenza influence, an epidemic formerly attributed by astrologers to the influence of the heavenly bodies, influenza. See Influence .] (Medicine) An epidemic affection characterized by acute nasal catarrh, or by inflammation of the throat or the bronchi...
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Influenza

A specific type of acute viral respiratory infection, with one virus (many strains) and a short, nasty stay.
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Influenza

a viral infection characterised by headaches, muscle aches, fever, weakness, and cough; commonly called the 'flu'
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influenza

an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease
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influenza

An acute viral infection involving the respiratory tract, occurring in isolated cases, in epidemics or in pandemics striking many continents simultaneously or in sequence. It is marked by inflammation of the nasal mucosa, the pharynx and conjunctiva and by headache and severe, often generalised myalgia. Fever, chills and prostration are common. Inv...
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Influenza

An acute viral infection of the respiratory tract.
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influenza

an acute viral infection of the upper or lower respiratory tract that is marked by fever, chills, and a generalized feeling of weakness and pain in ... [9 related articles]
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influenza

Any of various viral infections primarily affecting the air passages, accompanied by systemic effects such as fever, chills, headache, joint and muscle pains, and lassitude. Treatment is with bed rest and analgesic drugs such as aspirin or paracetamol. Depending on the virus strain, influenza varies in virulence and duration, and there is always th...
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influenza

Influenza A virus Credit: CDC A group of viral diseases causing mild respiratory symptoms, fever, malaise, muscle pains, and headache, and often occurring in rapidly spreading epidemics. Gastrointestinal tract symptoms may also occur. Rarely, it may cause a severe viral pneumonia. The flu diffe...
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Influenza

Influenza is a common illness caused by one of numerous different viral infections, including 'Bird Flu', and is primarily an infection of the respiratory tracts. Influenza in itself is rarely very dangerous, but it can weaken the immune system enhancing the dangers if a secondary bacterial infection, such as pneumonia is contracted. It was through...
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influenza

influenza or flu,acute, highly contagious disease caused by a virus; formerly known as the grippe. There are three types of the virus, designated A, B, and C, but only types A and B cause more serious contagious infections. Influenza is difficult to diagnose in the absence of an epidemic, since it r...
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Influenza

Our Influenza Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Influenza Influenza: The flu is caused by viruses that infect the respiratory tract which are divided into three types, designated A, B, and C. Most people who get the flu recover completely in 1 to 2 weeks, but some people develop serious and potentially lif...
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influenza

Type: Term Pronunciation: in′flū-en′ză Definitions: 1. An acute infectious respiratory disease, caused by Influenza viruses, which are in the family Orthomyxoviridae, in which the inhaled virus attacks the respiratory epithelial cells of those susceptible and produces a catarrhal inflammation; characterized by sudden onset, ch...
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influenza

[n] - an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease
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