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noun as in ailment

noun as in indigestion

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We can look back at flu pandemics — you usually have one or two years of circulation before enough immunity builds up to the virus.

Depending on the answer, the US may require regular vaccine campaigns against the coronavirus in the future, similar to the flu.

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Because mRNA is an information molecule, the difference between our covid vaccine, Zika vaccine, and flu vaccine is only the order of the nucleotides.

After all, most people who get sick with the flu won’t even bother to go get tested for it.

It could be because these viruses, unlike flu and RSV, aren’t as thoroughly destroyed by handwashing and using sanitizers.

I am fortunate that I have never been deathly ill, but whenever I have the stomach flu, I most certainly feel like I am dying.

The Italian health ministry said it could not prove a direct correlation between the flu vaccine and the deaths.

The benefits are obvious, says 83-year-old Mariacristina Poggio, who sums it up succinctly: “I could die from the flu without it.”

Blister rust is like having the flu; the pine beetle is like fast acting leukemia.

Suffering from flu symptoms one day, she decided to call in sick.

Mr. Pope was a bachelor, and his valet inconsiderately took the “flu.”

This condition caused many "flu" patients to develop pneumonia and to die.

Grisel explained that it was pneumonia following on "flu," and he heard her blow her poor little nose.

I wish some of those fellows with the flu could have you to look after them.

Lee all but died, and Nielsen, afterward, told me he would rather die than have the "flu" again.


On this page you'll find 442 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to flu, such as: ache, condition, disease, disorder, illness, and malady.

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