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epidemic

(Disease), noun ailment, contagion, disease, endemic, illness, infection, malady, pandemic, plague, scourge, sickness
Associated concepts: antiepidemic law, epidemic law, pandemic

epidemic

(Large scale), noun a far-reaching occurrence, a rampant situation, a universal situation, a wideepread situation, acceleration, an omnibus situation, burreoning number, comprehensiveness, extensiveness, flurry, increasing number, mounting number, upsurge, upturn
Associated concepts: class action
See also: contagious, current, disease, far reaching, general, pestilent, predominant, prevailing, prevalent, rife
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The hard truth of this still unfolding human health disaster is not a new one--we got the same graphic evidence when the levees failed in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina: The lives of people in poor, predominantly black communities are simply not worth the level of protection and investment routinely accorded to those in wealthier, predominantly white communities.
BEIRUT: Experts are warning of a public health disaster should officials abandon plans to landfill the mountains of trash that have accumulated across Beirut and Mount Lebanon since the summer.
Compounding pharmacies have been governed by fragmented regulations for too long, leading to the worst public health disaster in recent memory" Rep.
London, October 29 ( ANI ): Smoking, which is described as the biggest public health disaster in the history of the world with its perpetrators likened to terrorists, will kill up to a billion people worldwide this century unless governments across the world stamp down on the half-trillion-dollar tobacco industry, cancer experts have warned.
Researcher Mr Kojo Essel, who highlighted the public's concerns in an interview, pointed to a looming health disaster in the face of the use of poorly recycled water bottles, especially by players in the cottage industry, who use them to package food and drinks such as 'ice kenkey,' 'sobolo,' 'pito', 'asaana,' and cooking oil.
We are headed for a multi-level health disaster with rising obesity levels and the increasing incidence of type 2 diabetes.
Cigarette packets in Pakistan now have pictorial warnings depicting health disaster caused by tobacco consumption -- mouth cancer.
Establishing the networks was one triumph for public health experts and also showed the quick response of aid agencies may have helped prevent an even worse health disaster, the Haitian and U.
coli and Campylobacter jejuni, leading to a public health disaster but also to a unique large-scale study opportunity.
But as yet we have no firm financial commitment to address this public health disaster.
Municipality chief Tareq Fadaq said Jeddah mayoralty has informed them about the KingCOs fund allocation and directive to take immediate action to avert a ecological and health disaster.
Finally, they discuss organophosphorous chemicals as an actual public health disaster that the British government moved effectively in preventing from becoming a scare, thereby shielding itself from political embarrassment and legal liability.

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