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What is the definition of hybrid flu as it relates to swine flu?

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Hybrid flu is a disease created when genes from animal influenza viruses mix with human flu viruses. For example, one virus that causes swine flu is believed to be a mix of pig, bird (avian), and human flu viruses. These types of viruses caused huge outbreaks in 1957, 1968, and 2009.

From: Swine Flu Glossary WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC.

World Health Organization.

Department of Health & Human Services: "Pandemic Influenza Plan."

CARE Pandemic and Avian Flu blog: "Case classifications: What are suspected, probable, and confirmed cases?"

FDA: "FDA approves Rapivab to treat flu infection."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC.

World Health Organization.

Department of Health & Human Services: "Pandemic Influenza Plan."

CARE Pandemic and Avian Flu blog: "Case classifications: What are suspected, probable, and confirmed cases?"

FDA: "FDA approves Rapivab to treat flu infection."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2019

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