epidemic myalgia

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Noun1.epidemic myalgia - an acute infectious disease occurring in epidemic form and featuring paroxysms of pain (usually in the chest)
epidemic disease - any infectious disease that develops and spreads rapidly to many people
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Epidemic myalgia in adults associated with human parechoviras type 3 infection, Yamagata, Japan, 2008.
However, a recent study from Japan (5) has established that adults also can be infected with HPeV3, possibly resulting in epidemic myalgia.
An unusual outbreak of epidemic myalgia among adults occurred during June-August 2008 in Yonezawa, Yamagata, Japan, and epidemiologic investigation found that it was associated with HPeV3 infection.

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