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swine flu

Syllabification: swine flu

Definition of swine flu in English:

noun

A form of influenza that affects pigs, or a form of human influenza that is caused by a related virus.
Example sentences
  • Well, still ahead we're talking about how schools are preparing for swine flu.
  • Health officials in California have confirmed two deaths related to swine flu.
  • In New York, he has been at the forefront of the fight against swine flu.

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