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influenza
used in Listening for Lions

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Definition
acute highly contagious respiratory disease commonly called the flu
  • All over the world the cruel influenza had been taking lives.
    Book 1 — Rachel Sheridan (0% in)
  • In British East Africa, where I was living, the influenza began in the seaport of Mombasa, traveled three hundred miles to the city of Nairobi, and from there crept onto the farms and plantations and into the Kikuyu and Masai shambas.
    Book 1 — Rachel Sheridan (1% in)
  • The influenza killed my parents.
    Book 1 — Rachel Sheridan (1% in)
  • When I asked why, Father said, "It's influenza, Rachel, and it's extremely contagious."
    Book 1 — Rachel Sheridan (23% in)
  • Rachel, if the influenza spreads, your father and I are going to have all we can manage.
    Book 1 — Rachel Sheridan (24% in)
  • We don't know how quickly the influenza will spread."
    Book 1 — Rachel Sheridan (24% in)
  • I had heard that in Nairobi there were cases of influenza in both the native hospital and the hospital for whites.
    Book 1 — Rachel Sheridan (24% in)
  • The classes will not be meeting—the children in a group might spread the flu.
    Book 1 — Rachel Sheridan (30% in)
  • Each day brought more influenza victims to the hospital.
    Book 1 — Rachel Sheridan (31% in)
  • Rumors about the influenza spread as quickly as the disease.
    Book 1 — Rachel Sheridan (31% in)
  • Kanoro, does Mother have influenza?
    Book 1 — Rachel Sheridan (35% in)
  • One of our Kikuyu nurses recovered from the influenza.
    Book 1 — Rachel Sheridan (47% in)
  • They are overworked with their own influenza cases.
    Book 1 — Rachel Sheridan (57% in)
  • Mr. Pritchard said, "I have cabled the mission board that your parents have succumbed to the influenza epidemic."
    Book 1 — Rachel Sheridan (71% in)
  • "You're not coming down with influenza?"
    Book 1 — Rachel Sheridan (89% in)
  • Her father and mother died from the influenza.
    Book 2 — Valerie Pritchard (45% in)
  • When we learned of the many deaths from influenza, we guessed what had happened to Valerie and why the Pritchards had sent you in her place.
    Book 2 — Valerie Pritchard (89% in)
  • I told about the influenza, my parents' death, the fear of the orphanage where they had grown up, the Pritchards' convincing me that Grandfather was near death and that I would be saving his life.
    Book 2 — Valerie Pritchard (91% in)

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