Meaning of swine influenza in English:

swine influenza

Pronunciation /ˈswʌɪn ɪnflʊˌɛnzə/


  • A disease of pigs characterized by high fever and respiratory symptoms, caused by infection with type A influenza viruses (typically of the subtypes H1N1 or H3N2), often in conjunction with other respiratory pathogens; (also) influenza in humans caused by viruses of these subtypes.


1920s. From swine + influenza.