Origin of influenza
OTHER WORDS FROM influenzain·flu·en·zal, adjectivein·flu·en·za·like, adjectivepost·in·flu·en·zal, adjective
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How to use influenza in a sentence
It quickly published results of an early human test of a new mRNA influenza vaccine and would initiate a large series of clinical studies involving diseases including Zika.The next act for messenger RNA could be bigger than covid vaccines|David Rotman|February 5, 2021|MIT Technology Review
The phenomenon is not only in the United States — worldwide, rates of influenza are nearly off-the-charts low.
In that month alone, influenza claimed the lives of nearly 200,000 Americans, roughly quadrupling the country’s combat deaths for the entire war period.The key to combating conspiracy theories about coronavirus vaccines|Cameron Givens|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
Vaccinations for influenza, pertussis and polio, for example, can stop people from getting severely ill if infected, but those people could still be contagious.What do COVID-19 vaccines mean for daily life in the months ahead?|Erin Garcia de Jesus|January 29, 2021|Science News
Coronaviruses, which generally show less seasonal variation than the influenza virus, tend to have a weak response to changing temperatures.The coronavirus in winter may be worse than scientists thought|Michael J. Coren|January 24, 2021|Quartz
With enough changing of the influenza RNA over time, the vaccine no longer provokes the “right” immune response.
Though this too is debatable given that 25,000 to 40,000 people a year die of influenza—the vast majority of them unvaccinated.
And right now in the US, there is an FDA-approved inhaled vaccine to prevent influenza called FluMist.Powdered Measles Vaccine Could Be Huge for Developing World|Kent Sepkowitz|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unlike influenza, it is incapable of traveling through tiny microscopic particles.
These new cases, both real and merely suspected, are coming right as we approach the cusp of influenza season.
The next day, as it happened, I had to go to bed with influenza, and wrote him that I might not get out for a week.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
For example, a dreadful influenza epidemic occurred followed by a severe fuel shortage due to a railroad strike.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
I am still alive, and in spite of the influenza perfectly well.
After the other seven were almost wholly recovered Henry lay down to influenza on his own account.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Influenza, called popularly the grippe, is caused by the bacillus influenzae, which was isolated by Pfeiffer in 1891.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
British Dictionary definitions for influenza
Derived forms of influenzainfluenzal, adjective
Word Origin for influenza
Medical definitions for influenza
Other words from influenzain′flu•en′zal adj.
Scientific definitions for influenza
Since ancient times, influenza has periodically swept the world. Until recently, people could not tell how this illness, which we call the flu, could spread so widely. Before people knew that organisms cause disease, they thought the stars influenced the spread of influenza. Influenza comes ultimately from the Latin word influentia, meaning influence of the stars. Today, however, the stars are no longer blamed for the flu. Inhaling influenza viruses causes the spread of the illness.
Cultural definitions for influenza
Commonly called the flu; an acute and infectious disease of the respiratory system caused by a virus and characterized by fever, muscle pain, headache, and inflammation of the mucous membranes in the respiratory tract.