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parainfluenza vs. influenza
[ par-uh-in-floo-en-zuh ]
- an influenzalike respiratory infection of animals and humans, caused by any of several paramyxoviruses.
[ in-floo-en-zuh ]
- an acute, commonly epidemic disease, occurring in several forms, caused by numerous rapidly mutating viral strains and characterized by respiratory symptoms and general prostration.
- an acute, contagious disease occurring in horses and swine, characterized by fever, depression, and catarrhal inflammations of the eyes, nasal passages, and bronchi, and caused by a virus.