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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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When the 7 epidemic years with near-normal to above-average moisture reconstructions are omitted from the mapping of reconstructed PDSI values, drought for the remaining 15 epidemic years appears much more intense, particularly over east-central Mexico (Figure 3, panel B).
The next turning point in the epidemic occurred in 1997 with the widespread availability of protease inhibitors.
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.
Despite advances in dental science and practice that have resulted in great improvements in our nation's ability to provide oral health care, dental disease of all varieties has reached epidemic proportions.
Here we expand on previous analysis (Bell and Davis 2001) by providing additional estimates of the number of influenza-related deaths and by exploring how extensive an influenza epidemic would have to be to account for the excess mortality.
Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement today following a report from the White House finding that the opioid epidemic cost the economy more than $500 billion in 2015:
TEHRAN (FNA)- A new epidemic erupted in the war-torrn Yemen and threatens the lives of Yemenis who are already at risk of a cholera epidemic, local reports said.
serogroup W) that have less salient epidemic patterns, limiting detection through district-level surveillance and delaying intervention measures (3).
Like other Asian countries, Pakistan is following a comparable hiv epidemic trend having moved from 'low prevalence, high risk' to 'concentrated' epidemic in the early to mid-2000s.
The dialectical relationship between epidemics and conquest, conflict and war, is illustrated in the accounts of almost all the epidemic diseases.
Epidemic typhus, a rodent zoonosis transmitted to man by dermal, mucosal, or inhalational inoculation with Rickettsia prowazekii-contaminated feces from infected body lice (Pediculus humanus corporis) has plagued armies and refugees for centuries.
Influenza and inequality; one town's tragic response to the great epidemic of 1918.