epidemic disease

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Related to epidemic disease: endemic disease, sporadic disease
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Noun1.epidemic disease - any infectious disease that develops and spreads rapidly to many people
pest, pestilence, plague - any epidemic disease with a high death rate
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
pest, pestilence, pestis, plague - a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal
Bornholm disease, diaphragmatic pleurisy, epidemic myalgia, epidemic pleurodynia, myosis - an acute infectious disease occurring in epidemic form and featuring paroxysms of pain (usually in the chest)
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The one occasion on which he and his daughter have been known to leave their island retreat was at a past time when a terrible epidemic disease broke out among the villages in the neighborhood.
It is notoriously infested by the most desperate and degraded set of wretches in the whole metropolitan population, and it is so thickly inhabited that it is hardly ever completely free from epidemic disease.
Due to present Slaughter house in Khar not only in people are in difficulties but are also many diseases are spreading and it is feared that more epidemic disease may spread because of it.
Christian W McMillen is Professor of history at the University of Virginia, where he teaches courses on American Indian history and epidemic disease.
After an outbreak occurred in Kyrgyzstan, the World Health Organisation's (WHO) epidemic disease expert Eric Bertherat told the BBC: "Because bubonic plague is such a rare event, local medical staff are not prepared to diagnose the disease and treat it appropriately, which means the first patient usually dies without even a diagnostic.
It provides an extraordinary review of epidemic disease through the prism of history and enriches our understanding of epidemics, while at the same time enhancing our understanding of human society.
Contributors view epidemic disease from a range of perspectives, from the science of modeling epidemics to the social science of understanding them.
He said only five people died from the epidemic disease.
This is the writer's third book an Victorian public health and is concerned with the battles to secure the public's health, especially from epidemic disease spread through bad water and faulty drains.
This section opens with a chapter on Fracastoro's ideas on the transmission of disease, paying particular attention to the theory of species (Isabelle Pantin); then Claude Gagnon surveys the debates on the ancient (and long-lasting) idea of epidemic disease associated with the animism of ambient air, focusing on Ficino, Paracelsus, Da Monte, and alchemical theories in Renaissance Europe.
The impact of human history on epidemic disease is related in Dr.

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