bird flu

Bird flu is a virus which can be transmitted from chickens, ducks, and other birds to people.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • bird flu — noun A highly contagious strain of influenza that affects poultry and can be transmitted to humans (also called avian flu or avian influenza) • • • Main Entry: ↑bird * * * bird flu UK US noun [uncountable] a type of flu (=an infectious disease… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bird flu — may refer to:;Biology and disease * Avian influenza another name for bird flu * H5N1 the current type of bird flu virus that is the worst pandemic threat * Influenza A virus the species of virus that causes all bird flu and one of the species… …   Wikipedia

  • bird flu — bərd n avian influenza …   Medical dictionary

  • bird flu — ▪ disease also called  avian influenza   a viral respiratory disease (see respiratory disease: Viral infections (respiratory disease)) mainly of poultry and certain other bird species, including migratory waterbirds, some imported pet birds, and… …   Universalium

  • bird flu — noun A common term for avian influenza. <!Synonyms, translations, etc, are at avian influenza add any more to that page, not to this one See Also: swine flu …   Wiktionary

  • bird flu — n. avian influenza, fowl plague, avian flu, acute and generally fatal viral infectious disease of chickens and other domestic and wild birds (characterized by fever, swollen head and neck, color of the comb and wattle is bluish black, diarrhea… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bird flu — UK / US noun [uncountable] a type of flu (= an infectious disease that makes you hot and cold, tired and weak) that affects chickens and some other birds and animals and can also infect humans …   English dictionary

  • bird flu — /ˈbɜd flu/ (say berd flooh) noun → avian influenza …   Australian English dictionary

  • bird flu — see avian influenza …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Bird Flu-The Next Human Pandemic? — ▪ 2006       In 2005 an epidemic of a viral respiratory disease called bird flu (avian influenza) continued to devastate poultry farms in many countries. The epidemic, which began in 2003, had by the end of the year infected poultry in Cambodia,… …   Universalium

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