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Definition of Influenza


  1. An epidemic affection characterized by acute nasal catarrh, or by inflammation of the throat or the bronchi, and usually accompanied by fever.

Influenza Quotations

Influenza pandemics must be taken seriously, precisely because of their capacity to spread rapidly to every country in the world.
Margaret Chan

Pandemic influenza is by nature an international issue; it requires an international solution.
Margaret Chan

The unique nature about the influenza virus is its great potential for changes, for mutation.
Margaret Chan

Measles and TB evolved from diseases of our cattle, influenza from a disease of pigs, and smallpox possibly from a disease of camels. The Americas had very few native domesticated animal species from which humans could acquire such diseases.
Jared Diamond

Based on assessment of all available information and following several expert consultations, I have decided to raise the current level of influenza pandemic alert from phase 4 to phase 5.
Margaret Chan
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Influenza Translations

influenza in Afrikaans is griep
influenza in Dutch is influenza, griep
influenza in French is grippe
influenza in German is Grippe
influenza in Italian is influenza
influenza in Norwegian is influensa
influenza in Portuguese is gripe
influenza in Spanish is gripe
influenza in Swedish is influensa

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