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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 epidemic curve based on laboratory-confirmed cases generally lagged behind the time series of these syndromic indicators by 1-2 weeks.
Epidemic curve began on May 18, 2007 and reached at peak on June 6, 2007 after that it declined.
Based on the epidemic curve above, if it were then to take another two weeks to establish an effective working relationship between the orders of government, the country would face a rapid rise in the number of cases and an outbreak that it is no longer possible to control at its source.
It has been predicted that the HIV epidemic will be marked by an elongated epidemic curve showing several distinct peaks rather than a classical bell-shaped curve (Anderson, 1996).
The increasing slope of the epidemic curve beginning three years after the Gulf War and still increasing in 1998 further supports a true excess and raises the possibility of an even larger ALS problem in future years in the Gulf War veteran population.
If the epidemic curve in 2003 follows a polynomial distribution, additional measures may need to be taken to limit human WNV exposure in Greene County.
an epidemic curve that graphically depicts the outbreak and investigation and changes as the case study progresses
Besides the downward slope of the epidemic curve, another major factor signaling the sea change in gay men's experience of AIDS has been "the influx into gay community spaces of large numbers of young men with vastly different understandings of the epidemic" from their elders.
The epidemic curve [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED] shows date and time of onset of symptoms among ill students, dormitory food staff, and central kitchen food staff.
The epidemic curve shows a few sequential cases during the summer with an increasing incidence occurring in the autumn school semester.

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