bird flu

bird flu
bird flu 'bərd- n avian influenza

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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 — ▪ 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 — N UNCOUNT Bird flu is a virus which can be transmitted from chickens, ducks, and other birds to people …   English 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

  • Bird flu in India — Initial reactionThe first reports of bird flu in India came from the village of Nawapur in the Nandurbar district of Maharashtra on 19th February 2006. Villagers reported a large number of bird deaths in the village. Maharashtra State Animal… …   Wikipedia

  • Bird Flu (song) — Infobox Song Name = Birdflu Artist = M.I.A. Album = Kala Released = November 23 2006 track no = 2 Length = 3:23 Producer = M.I.A. Composer = Maya Arulpragasam, R. P. Patnaik, Dave Taylor Label = Interscope XL Recordings prev = Bamboo Banga prev… …   Wikipedia

  • Bird flu in Croatia — Avian influenza appeared in Croatia in October 2005 when 16 swans which had died of the H5N1 virus were found in a fish pond near Našice and in the nature park of Zdenci. The Croatian authorities have since disinfected and quarantined areas… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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