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Pathology.

a form of epidemic influenza caused by a virus believed to have been carried from Asia in the late 1950s.

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Asian flu

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
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