noun: an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease.
A highly contagious infectious disease that is caused by any of various
viruses of the family Orthomyxoviridae and is characterized by fever,
respiratory symptoms, fatigue, and muscle pain. It commonly occurs in
epidemics, one of which killed 20 million people between 1917 and 1919.
damn that just sounds evil....
Here's what you might know it as...
influenza [(in-flooh- en -zuh)]
Commonly called the flu; an acute and infectious disease of the
respiratory system caused by a virus and characterized by fever,
muscle pain, headache, and inflammation of the mucous membranes in the
Bah... I'm still not getting the shot =P
Hugo T. Saraiva