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Medical Term:

swine influenza


Definition: an acute respiratory disease of swine caused by strains of influenza virus type A; it is believed to have become adapted to swine in the United States during the great human pandemic in 1918; fatal cases, as in such cases of pandemic influenza in humans, are commonly associated with secondary bacterial pneumonia.

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