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English definition of “avian flu”

avian flu

noun [U]     /ˌeɪ.vi.ənˈfluː/ (also bird flu)
an illness that kills birds and can sometimes pass from birds to peopleColds and fluFevers and infectious diseases
(Definition of avian flu noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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