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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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Recently, McQuiston and colleagues reported the first known case of recrudescent typhus in a patient following prior southern flying squirrel-associated epidemic typhus years earlier.
Marinus regarded the invention and application of DDT as the most important single factor in controlling epidemic typhus in war-torn Europe and the post-war period.
Epidemic typhus causes a high fever, chills, sensitivity to light, weakness, and vomiting.
Such ecosystems support vector breeding, blood-feeding, and rickettsial disease transmission among new mammalian reservoirs, such as flying squirrels for epidemic typhus and opossums for murine typhus.
Epidemic typhus was not precisely distinguished from typhus fever until 1836 (6).
Serological differentiation of murine typhus and epidemic typhus using cross-adsorption and western blotting.
To the Editor: Epidemic typhus is caused by Rickettsia prowazekii and transmitted by human body lice.
akari), and scrub typhus (Orientia tsutsugamushi), and lice as vectors for epidemic typhus (R.
A murine model of infection with Rickettsia prowazekii: implications for pathogenesis of epidemic typhus.
The greatest degree of central nervous system involvement in rickettsial diseases occurs in Rocky Mountain spotted fever and epidemic typhus, followed closely by scrub typhus.
A search for the epidemic typhus agent in Ethiopian ticks.
Here is a clue: he discovered that epidemic typhus is transmitted by lice.