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bird flu

Syllabification: bird flu

Definition of bird flu in English:

noun

A severe, often fatal flu virus of birds, especially poultry, that is transmissible from them to humans.
Example sentences
  • The fear is that human and bird flu virus could mix in pigs and form a strain more easily transmittable to humans.
  • Supply is not keeping up with demand for the antiviral drug that may lessen the bird flu in humans.
  • Right now there is a huge concern about bird flu crossing into the human population.

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