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One entry found for avian influenza.
Main Entry: avian influenza
Function: noun
: a highly variable mild to fulminant influenza typically of domestic and wild birds that is characterized usually by respiratory symptoms but sometimes by gastrointestinal, integumentary, and urogenital symptoms and that is caused by strains (as H5N1) of the orthomyxovirus causing influenza A which do not normally infect humans but which may mutate and be transmitted to other vertebrates (as humans) causing epidemics -- called also bird flu, fowl plague

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