Definition of 'bird flu'
Example sentences containing 'bird flu'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
A new strain of bird flu is infecting poultry and ducks but has not yet spread to humans. Times, Sunday Times (2016)DANGEROUS bird flu strain H5N8 has hit a turkey farm. The Sun (2016)A strain of bird flu has been detected on a turkey farm in Lincolnshire. Times, Sunday Times (2016)THE year you were born can affect your chances of surviving a future bird flu pandemic, researchers say. The Sun (2016)Three wild birds in Scotland and England have tested positive for a dangerous strain of bird flu. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We have a contingency plan which could be operational in ten minutes if bird flu is detected. The Sun (2006)Most at risk of bird flu are poultry workers. The Sun (2006)But with the threat of bird flu is this really a good idea? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Globally, the human toll of this strain of bird flu has been low so far. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But bird flu could hit Britain within weeks. The Sun (2006)As its name suggests, bird flu remains predominantly an avian disease. Times, Sunday Times (2008)So far 115 people worldwide have died after catching bird flu from poultry. The Sun (2006)The H5N1 bird flu virus is changing. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They say that their ancient religion will protect them from infection by the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus. Times, Sunday Times (2008)NINE dead swans found in various parts of Britain tested negative for bird flu yesterday. The Sun (2006)A dead duck found in Geneva is also suspected of having bird flu. The Sun (2006)It all makes bird flu look rather benign, don't you think? Times, Sunday Times (2007)Norfolk accounts for a third of British poultry production and farmers voiced their fears about the knock-on effects of the bird flu virus yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We went from BSE to foot and mouth, and now we have the prospect of bird flu. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Trends of 'bird flu'
Used Rarely. bird flu is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'bird flu'
British English: bird flu /bɜːd fluː/ NOUN
Bird flu is a virus which can be transmitted from chickens, ducks, and other birds to people.
- American English: bird flu
- Arabic: إِنْفلوانزا الطُيُور
- Brazilian Portuguese: gripe aviária
- Chinese: 禽流感
- Croatian: ptičja gripa
- Czech: ptačí chřipka
- Danish: fugleinfluenza
- Dutch: vogelpest
- European Spanish: gripe aviaria
- Finnish: lintuinfluenssa
- French: grippe aviaire
- German: Vogelgrippe
- Greek: γρίπη των πτηνών
- Italian: influenza aviaria
- Japanese: 鳥インフルエンザ
- Korean: 조류 독감
- Norwegian: fugleinfluensa
- Polish: ptasia grypa
- European Portuguese: gripe aviária
- Romanian: gripă aviară
- Russian: вирус птичьего гриппа
- Spanish: gripe aviar
- Swedish: fågelinfluensa
- Thai: ไข้หวัดนก
- Turkish: kuş gribi
- Ukrainian: пташиний грип
- Vietnamese: cúm gà
Definition of bird flu from the Collins English Dictionary
GDPR, yanny/laurel & MadaBaka Beat: May’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this May with Robert Groves.
Ruby Chocolate, Fatberg & Right to be Forgotten: April’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this month with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.