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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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Scientists attribute the epidemic not only to the mismanagement of forests, where crowded trees compete for light and nutrients, weakening their defenses against insects, but also to global warming.
The positive predictive value of these tests is probably the most clinically relevant measure of their efficacy, and by this measure the tests are "really only good during an epidemic," Dr.
Epidemic activity caused by all four serotypes has intensified in recent years with major epidemics of DHF on several islands.
Again, it was convenient for many within African-American communities to ignore the epidemic and not view it as a threat to them.
The disease spreads through communities creating an epidemic. During the epidemic, the number of cases peaks in about three weeks and subsides after another three or four weeks.
Although demonstrably false (even the statistics gathered by the advocates of hate crime legislation demonstrate there is thankfully no "epidemic" of such heinous acts), the formula remains popular, partly because it provides the media with a ready-made angle by elevating "ordinary" crimes to matters of urgent, national concern involving sexism, racism, and homophobia.
Furthermore; the epidemic has altered the model of information production and consumption and has spawned its own vernacular, one representative of a diverse population of information producers and consumers.
MANILA Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III on Tuesday declared a National Dengue Epidemic in the wake of 146,062 cases recorded since January to July 20 this year.
On July 15, the World Health Organization (WHO) elevated the epidemic to the Public Health Emergency of International Interest (ESPII).
Ronald Jarvik Buscato, a DOH-7 dengue program coordinator, said these areas have already 'exceeded the epidemic thresholds for the number of dengue cases' and that their local governments should declare an outbreak.
A simulation of the outbreak of an epidemic in Bosnia and Herzegovina is a major aspect of the workshop "Managing the food-borne epidemic outbreak" that began today in Sarajevo.
Three decades ago, David Muckart coined the term "the malignant epidemic" to describe the blight of trauma afflicting South Africa.