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n.1.(Med.) An epidemic disease.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"For WHO smoking is truly global epidemy that causes over 8 million deaths worldwide and if this tendency continues, it is stimated that tobacco will be responsible for over 1 billion casualties in globally in the current century.
Population increase, soil erosion that could easily be averted by planting GM crops and less agricultural productivity have been identified as the root cause of their epidemy. Ethiopia, though with stable economy, is one of the five most chronically malnourished country in the world.
The frequency of isolation of these drug-resistant bacteria is a reminder of the importance of stewardship surveillance for resistant bacteria in the hospital settings to prevent their spread and epidemy, and the importance of strict implementation of infection control guidelines to prevent circulation through the hospital setting.