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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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With five African countries approaching control of their HIV epidemics, we have the extraordinary opportunity to change the very course of the HIV pandemic over the next three years, said Ambassador Deborah L.
Epidemics are detected in Yemeni hospitals after the death of a large number of people with the same disease
However, key information for improving detection of and response to epidemics can be learned from such analyses.
The comparative impotence of biomedicine in the face of these epidemics stands out as a major feature of this history.
Although improvements in living standards have made louse-borne epidemic typhus very rare in the United States (US) today, a new and unanticipated zoonotic reservoir for epidemic typhus in southern flying squirrels (Glaucomys volans) was discovered by Bozeman and colleagues in 1975, and human cases without exposures to body lice were first reported in 1976 (Figure 1) (1,2) Since 1976, there have been more than 40 cases of PCR-confirmed R.
I've confirmed my belief that most, if not all, human epidemics are 5% pathogens and 95% social factors, economics, and politics.
Periodically new and very deadly strains of influenza appear, leading to epidemics and pandemics.
When germs travel; six major epidemics that have invaded America and the fears they have unleashed.
Russia, India, and China are 3 areas of the world with the fastest rising epidemics.
Before two recent human outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in a region of Africa prone to epidemics of the disease, researchers identified the virus in wildanimal carcasses.
During annual epidemics health care workers are an especially important group to vaccinate to create herd immunity and prevent spread to patients in hospitals and long-term care facilities.
Whooping cough epidemics recur approximately every four years.