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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However, a recent study from Japan (5) has established that adults also can be infected with HPeV3, possibly resulting in epidemic myalgia.
Epidemic myalgia in adults associated with human parechovirus type 3 infection, Yamagata, Japan, 2008.
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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