Definition of avian influenza in English:

avian influenza

(also avian flu)

noun

  • The technical name for bird flu.

    • ‘But what effect is avian influenza having on the world's birds?’
    • ‘Poultry vaccines can prevent healthy chickens from contracting deadly strains of avian influenza, Dutch researchers report.’
    • ‘An outbreak of avian influenza is ravaging the poultry industry in South East Asia.’
    • ‘The countryside will not be closed down in the event of an outbreak of avian influenza.’
    • ‘At the same time an Indonesian government official says Indonesians should just accustom themselves to getting sick from H5N1 avian influenza.’
    • ‘Since it first emerged in 1997, avian influenza has become deadlier and more resilient.’
    • ‘Wild birds were the main source of avian influenza, but live poultry markets in Asia provided the virus with a breeding ground.’
    • ‘Fewer than a dozen cats are known to have become infected with avian influenza.’
    • ‘Avian influenza, unlike SARS, can pass through gauze face masks.’
    • ‘The birds are being culled following an outbreak of avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu.’
    • ‘"The threat of avian influenza still exists," said Sir John.’
    • ‘Today there have been a handful of human to human transmissions of avian influenza.’
    • ‘Avian influenza has killed 18 people and ravaged poultry farms in 10 Asian nations and territories.’
    • ‘Avian influenza (bird flu) is an infection caused by contagious viruses that are common among birds.’
    • ‘She likely was infected by chickens at a neighbor's house, where 20 birds had died of avian influenza, Thai officials said.’
    • ‘The European Commission yesterday ordered a ban on all imports of birds and feathers from Turkey amid new fears over avian influenza.’
    • ‘So are we all now at risk from avian influenza?’
    • ‘Traditional vaccines cannot be made to combat either H5 or H7 avian influenza.’
    • ‘The 2004 animal survey placed special emphasis on surveying bird populations for signs of avian influenza.’
    • ‘Unlike the recent outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, the threat from avian influenza was well understood.’