epidemic

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Like or having to do with an epidemic; widespread

This proportion increased about 5% from 1988 to 1992—hardly a change of epidemic proportions.

An occurrence of a disease or disorder in a population at a frequency higher than that expected in a given time period
A widespread disease that affects many individuals in a population
wide-spread occurrence of a disease in a certain region
{a} general, affecting numbers
a widespread outbreak of a disease, or a large number of cases of a disease in a single community or relatively small area Disease may spread from person to person, and/or by the exposure of many persons to a single source, such as a water supply
a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time (especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously; "an epidemic outbreak of influenza
affecting or tending to affect a disproportionately large number of individuals within a population, community, or region at the same time
Spreading widely, or generally prevailing; affecting great numbers, as an epidemic does; as, epidemic rage; an epidemic evil
Anything which takes possession of the minds of people as an epidemic does of their bodies; as, an epidemic of terror
a disease outbreak in a specific time and location
1 The occurrence in a community or region of cases of an illness, specific health-related behavior, or other health-related events clearly in excess of normal expectancy The number of cases indicating the presence of an epidemic varies according to the agent, size, and type of population The purpose of surveillance systems is to identify epidemics as early as possible so that effective control measures can be put in place This remains the most important use for epidemiology (Last's epidemiological definition) 2 A disease that is only present for a limited time in a human population or animal population that is transmittable to humans, and has a very high morbidity rate (US Army Field Manual definition) See also behavioral epidemic; disease epidemic; pandemic; threatened epidemic
(A disease) occurring in a population or geographic area in excess of what would be normally be expected
Occurrence in the community or region of a group of illnesses (or an outbreak) of similar nature, obviously in excess of normal expectancy and derived from a common or propagated source
an outbreak of a contagious disease that spreads rapidly and widely
disapproval If an activity that you disapprove of is increasing or spreading rapidly, you can refer to this as an epidemic of that activity. an epidemic of serial killings Drug experts say it could spell the end of the crack epidemic. epidemic parotitis influenza epidemic of 1918-19 Spanish influenza epidemic
A widespread and severe, temporary increase in the incidence of an infectious disease, particularly within a season
Widespread outbreak of a disease, or a large number of cases of a disease in a single community or relatively small area Disease may spread from person to person, and/or by the exposure of many persons to a single source, such as a water supply
Term used to describe a disease affecting, or tending to affect, a disproportionately large number of individuals within a population, community or region at the same time
an outbreak of a disease within a population See also pandemic
{s} (about a disease) affecting many people at once; widespread, very common
Common to, or affecting at the same time, a large number in a community; applied to a disease which, spreading widely, attacks many persons at the same time; as, an epidemic disease; an epidemic catarrh, fever, etc
(especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously; "an epidemic outbreak of influenza"
A change in the amount of disease in a population in time and space (3)
The occurrence of disease within a specified geographical area or population that is in excess of what is normally expected
an outbreak of disease such that for a limited period a significantly greater number of persons in a community or region suffer from it than is normally the case Thus an epidemic is a temporary increase in prevalence Its extent and duration are determined by the interaction of such variables as the nature and infectivity of the casual agent, its mode of transmission and the degree of preexisting and newly acquired immunity 43
{i} outbreak, plague, something which spreads quickly (i.e. a disease)
An outbreak of a disease that infects many individuals in a population, and can be difficult or impossible to contain
A temporary widespread outbreak of disease
a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time
Widespread outbreak of a disease
The occurrence of disease within a specific geographical area or population that is in excess of the normal level
The spread of an infectious disease through a population or geographic area
a disease outbreak affecting certain human or animal populations
The occurrence of more cases of disease than expected in a given area or among a specific group of people over a particular period of time
An outbreak of an acute illness that infects many individuals in a population by spreading rapidly among many people at the same time and can be difficult or impossible to contain The occurrence of illnesses or outbreak clearly exceeds the normal expectancy in the given population at the given season of the year
An epidemic disease
If there is an epidemic of a particular disease somewhere, it affects a very large number of people there and spreads quickly to other areas. A flu epidemic is sweeping through Moscow. a killer epidemic of yellow fever
A disease that occurs clearly in excess of normal expectation and spreads rapidly through a demographic segment of the human population Epidemic diseases can be spread from person to person or from a contaminated source such as food or water
The occurrence of disease within a specific geographical area or population that is in excess of what is normally expected
An outbreak of an infectious disease that spreads beyond a local
Widespread disease that affects many individuals in a population
epidemic polyarthritis
Polyarthritis caused by either of two mosquito-borne viruses endemic to Australasia: Barmah Forest virus and Ross River virus
epidemic disease
any infectious disease that develops and spreads rapidly to many people
epidemic hemorrhagic fever
A form of hemorrhagic fever endemic to northeastern Asia that is caused by a hantavirus and characterized in its later stages by hemorrhage, shock, and kidney failure. Also called Korean hemorrhagic fever
epidemic pleurodynia
an acute infectious disease occurring in epidemic form and featuring paroxysms of pain (usually in the chest)
epidemically
regarding epidemics
virgin fields epidemic
An epidemic with unusually serious consequences resulting from contact of an infectious and/or contagious agent with a population not previously exposed to it
local epidemic
An epidemy that affects only a particular area
cholera epidemic
outbreak of cholera (infectious bacterial disease)
epidemical
Spreading widely, or generally prevailing; affecting great numbers, as an epidemic does; as, epidemic rage; an epidemic evil
epidemical
{s} (about a disease) affecting many people at once; widespread, very common
epidemical
Common to, or affecting at the same time, a large number in a community; applied to a disease which, spreading widely, attacks many persons at the same time; as, an epidemic disease; an epidemic catarrh, fever, etc
epidemically
In an epidemic manner
epidemically
in an epidemic manner, in a manner which affects many people at once
epidemically
in the manner of an epidemic
epidemics
Plural of epidemic
influenza epidemic of 1918-19
or Spanish influenza epidemic Most severe influenza outbreak of the 20th century. It apparently started as a fairly mild strain in a U.S. army camp in early March 1918. Troops sent to fight in World War I spread the virus to western Europe. Outbreaks occurred in nearly every inhabited part of the world, spreading from ports to cities along transportation routes. Pneumonia often developed quickly and killed within two days. Among the most deadly epidemics in history, it left an estimated 25 million dead; unusually, half the deaths were among 20-to 40-year-olds
mass epidemic
disease that affects large numbers of people at the same time
epidemic