Swine Flu

  • (noun): An acute and highly contagious respiratory disease of swine caused by the orthomyxovirus thought to be the same viurs that caused the 1918 influenza pandemic.
    Synonyms: swine influenza

Some articles on swine, swine flu, flu:

Swine Influenza
... Swine influenza, also called pig influenza, swine flu, hog flu and pig flu, is an infection caused by any one of several types of swine influenza viruses ... Swine influenza virus (SIV) or swine-origin influenza virus (S-OIV) is any strain of the influenza family of viruses that is endemic in pigs ... Swine influenza virus is common throughout pig populations worldwide ...
St. Francis Preparatory School - 2009 Swine Flu Outbreak
150 students complained of symptoms consistent with swine flu ... Eight of the New York school cases were said to be "probable" swine flu by New York City Health Commissioner Dr ...
Leona Aglukkaq - Life and Career - Swine Flu Outbreak Controversy and Media Response
... A lot of public attention was focused on Aglukkaq during the 2009 swine flu outbreak where hundreds of Canadians were infected with the mild H1N1 virus ... all opposition critics to build consensus on the swine flu issue ...
Swine Influenza - Prevention - In Humans
... Prevention of pig-to-human transmission Swine can be infected by both avian and human flu strains of influenza, and therefore are hosts where the ... The transmission from swine to humans is believed to occur mainly in swine farms, where farmers are in close contact with live pigs ... Although strains of swine influenza are usually not able to infect humans, this may occasionally happen, so farmers and veterinarians are encouraged to use face masks when dealing with infected animals ...
Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District - H1N1 (Swine Flu) Outbreak, 2009
... that two students from Steele High School had been diagnosed with Swine Flu, with a possible third case not yet confirmed ... District will be closed effective immediately after several more flu-like illnesses have been discovered in the department’s ongoing swine flu investigation ... Swine flu has been lab-confirmed in two students from that school who have recovered ...

Famous quotes containing the word swine:

    From the oyster to the eagle, from the swine to the tiger, all animals are to be found in men and each of them exists in some man, sometimes several at the time. Animals are nothing but the portrayal of our virtues and vices made manifest to our eyes, the visible reflections of our souls. God displays them to us to give us food for thought.
    Victor Hugo (1802–1885)