What does flu mean?

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Noun
  1. Influenza.
  2. (informal) Stomach flu.
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The widely publicised fear is that this strain of avian flu might somehow mutate into one that could spread from human to human.
She had a nasty bout of gastric flu just before the Christmas party season.
Britain is in the grip of a gastric flu outbreak that has spread from hospitals in Scotland to the south coast, health chiefs said yesterday.
When the flu is going around add a few drops of Thyme to your diffuser or simmer in a pan on the stove.
Particularly worrisome is the fact that the highly pathogenic H5 and H7 subtypes of the flu virus kill embryonated chickens eggs.
A child with flu is likely to have symptoms including an abrupt onset of fever, shivering, headache, muscle ache and a dry cough.

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