Spanish flu

Short form for Spanish influenza.

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  • Spanish flu — The 1918 flu pandemic (commonly referred to as the Spanish flu) was an influenza pandemic that spread to nearly every part of the world. It was caused by an unusually severe and deadly Influenza A virus strain of subtype H1N1. Historical and… …   Wikipedia

  • Spanish flu — Span·ish flu span ish n influenza that is caused by a subtype (H1N1) of the orthomyxovirus causing influenza A and that was responsible for about 500,000 deaths in the U.S. in the influenza pandemic of 1918 1919 called also Spanish influenza… …   Medical dictionary

  • Spanish flu — /spænɪʃ ˈflu/ (say spanish flooh) noun the worldwide influenza outbreak of 1918–19 which claimed more lives than World War I; originated in Tibet in 1917. {first publicly documented in Spain which was neutral in World War I and did not censor its …   Australian English dictionary

  • Spanish Flu — Grippe de 1918 Virus reconstitué de la grippe espagnole, celui qui est le plus proche par ses effets sur l organisme du virus H5N1 La grippe de 1918, surnommée en France « grippe espagnole », est due à une souche (H1N1[1 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Spanish flu — noun influenza caused by an influenza virus of type A, in particular that of the pandemic which began in 1918 …   English new terms dictionary

  • Spanish flu — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spanish flu research — has long included many theories about the origins and progress of the Spanish flu, but it wasn t until 2005, when various samples recovered from American World War I soldiers and an Inuit woman buried in the Alaskan tundra, that significant… …   Wikipedia

  • Spanish, Ontario — Infobox City official name = Town of Spanish other name = native name = nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = flag size = image seal size = image shield = shield size = image blank emblem = blank emblem size = mapsize = map caption =… …   Wikipedia

  • Spanish influenza — noun An influenza pandemic that spread to nearly every part of the world between 1918 and 1920, killing from 20 to 100 million people. Syn: purulent bronchitis, 1918 Flu, 1918 Influenza …   Wiktionary

  • 1918 flu pandemic — Soldiers from Fort Riley, Kansas ill with Spanish influenza at a hospital ward at …   Wikipedia

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