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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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This is not unique as many investigations conducted in different geographical areas have demonstrated an increase in the antimicrobial resistance spectrum among epidemically significant V.
You will know that they occurred epidemically in the Middle Ages, and that, in the convents, the nuns began by hundreds to howl, bark, or mew.
But the melanopsin receptors are particularly sensitive during the evening and nighttime hours, so "I'm pretty sure that at least many of the sleep disorders we are facing epidemically are related to evening or nighttime light," he says.
VL affects more than 1,00,000 persons every year in India and occurs epidemically and endemically in well-defined areas in the eastern parts of the country, mainly Bihar, West Bengal, the eastern districts of Uttar Pradesh, Assam and the foothills of Sikkim (1).
minutus is epidemically significant, individuals coming from populations surveyed in coffee plantations in SW Colombia have been found infected with parasites of the Leishmania braziliensis complex and might therefore act as reservoirs of human cutaneous leishmaniasis (Alexander et al.