illness

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illness

noun affliction, ailing, ailment, complaint, disability, disease, disorder, infirmity, malady, sickness
Associated concepts: mental illness, terminal illness, Unemployment Compensation, Workers' Compensation Law
See also: disability, disease, disorder, prostration
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Criteria to define Mass Psychogenic Illness after a potential chemical exposure incident (Modified from Page et al 6.
Christakis said that the "gross over-reaction to the magnitude of the threat" is very similar to mass psychogenic illness (MPI), previously known as epidemic hysteria.
4) These events occurred with no warning or societal exposure as individual acute events in private homes, and a diagnosis of mass psychogenic illness is thus not tenable for this part of the outbreak.