epidemic

widespread disease

Epidemic

A widespread and severe, temporary increase in the incidence of an infectious disease, particularly within a season.

epidemic

A change in the amount of disease in a population in time and space. .
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epidemic

[adj] - (especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease 2. [n] - a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease
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Epidemic

a term used to describe a disease that is rare then suddenly affects more people than usually expected
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Epidemic

An epidemic is a sudden outbreak of disease that spreads through a population in a short amount of time.
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Epidemic

A disease that affects many individuals in a population at the same time
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epidemic

An infection that occurs at a level greater than expected.
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Epidemic

Epidemic: The occurrence of more cases of a disease than would be expected in a community or region during a given time period. A sudden severe outbreak of a disease such as SARS. From the Greek 'epi-', 'upon' + 'demos', 'people or population' = 'epidemos' = 'upon the population.' See also: Endemic; Pandemic.
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Epidemic

The outbreak of a disease which affects a large number and/or proportion of individuals in a population at the same time.
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Epidemic

Ep`i·dem'ic noun [ Confer Epidemy .] 1. (Medicine) An epidemic disease. 2. Anything which takes possession of the minds of people as an epidemic does of their bodies; as, an epidemic of terror.
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epidemic

<epidemiology> Occurring suddenly in numbers clearly in excess of normal expectancy, said especially of infectious diseases but applied also to any disease, injury or other health related event occurring in such outbreaks. ... Compare: endemic, sporadic. ... Origin: Gr. Epidemios = prevalent ... (13 Nov 1997) ...
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epidemic

adjective (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`
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epidemic

(ep″ĭ-dem´ik) occuring suddenly in numbers clearly in excess of normal expectancy, in contrast to endemic or sporadic. The term is used especially of infectious diseases but is also applied to any disease, injury, or other health-related event occurring in such outbreaks.
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Epidemic

• (a.) Alt. of Epidemical • (n.) An epidemic disease. • (n.) Anything which takes possession of the minds of people as an epidemic does of their bodies; as, an epidemic of terror.
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epidemic

an occurrence of disease that is temporarily of high prevalence. An epidemic occurring over a wide geographical area (e.g., worldwide) is called a ... [20 related articles]
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epidemic

(Gr. epidmios prevalent) occurring suddenly in numbers clearly in excess of normal expectancy; said especially of infectious diseases but applied also to any disease, injury, or other health-related event occurring in such outbreaks. Cf. endemic and sporadic.
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epidemic

epidemic (ep' i DEM ik) 1. Widespread, over or among many people at the same time; such as, a disease. 2. A special reference to a human contagious disease. 3. The rapid widespread occurrence of a fad, fashion, etc.
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epidemic

Type: Term Pronunciation: ep′i-dem′ik Definitions: 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 word is also used to describe outbreaks of disease in animals or plants.
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epidemic

The occurrence of a disease in a geographically localized population over a limited period of time; it usually refers to infectious disease which spreads from case to case by carriers. Epidemics arise from importation of infection, after environmental changes favoring infectious organism or due to a...
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epidemic

epidemic, outbreak of disease that affects a much greater number of people than is usual for the locality or that spreads to regions where it is ordinarily not present. A disease that tends to be restricted to a particular region (endemic disease) can become epidemic if nonimmune persons are present...
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Epidemic

An epidemic is a disease which affects a large number of people simultaneously in a wide area at one time. As a rule it is infectious, but may affect its victims independently. Epidemics were frequent in the Middle Ages before sanitation and considered inevitable.
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epidemic

Outbreak of infectious disease affecting large numbers of people at the same time. A widespread epidemic that sweeps across many countries (such as the Black Death in the late Middle Ages) is known as a pandemic
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Epidemic

The occurrence of more cases of a disease than would be expected in a community or region during a given time period. A sudden severe outbreak of a disease such as SARS. From the Greek "epi-", "upon" + "demos", "people or population" = "epidemos" = "upon the population."
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Epidemic

In epidemiology, an epidemic (from Greek ἐπί epi `upon or above` and δῆμος demos `people`) occurs when new cases of a certain disease, in a given human population, and during a given period, substantially exceed what is expected based on recent experience.{rp|354} Epidemiologists often consider the term outbreak to be synonymous to e...
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