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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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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.
Chin conclude that "[w]ith more than a million teenagers competing in football every year, it is clear that the risk of CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) looms as a potential public health disaster.
Risks of a health disaster if parents refuse to have children vaccinated.
Barbara Young, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, said: "The big increase in the number of people with diabetes confirms that we are in the middle of an unfolding public health disaster and it is frightening to think that one in 17 people you walk past in the street has been diagnosed.
As a result of constantly turning to our devices to check the latest updates we are clearly heading towards a health disaster.
The government should take immediate notice of this hitherto unnoticed public health disaster causing immense suffering unknowing and poverty stricken people of Sindh, he said.
Earlier during the day the head of the Crisis Committee, established to monitor the health disaster in Libya, Dr.
Dr Cross added: "We suggest that, globally, we need to address strategies to avoid this potential public health disaster.
If instead of an economic disaster you have a health disaster, what then will you do?
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.

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