a type of influenza caused by the II2N2 strain of influenza virus, which was initially recorded in north China in 1957. The mortality rate was not high from the actual influenza, but the infection was complicated by severe staphylococcal pneumonia in many cases. Some patients also developed postinfluenzal asthenia with psychogenic factors, which complicated matters considerably.

ASIAN INFLUENZA: "Asian Influenza is one of many types of influenza that originated in Northern China."
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