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white plague

n.
Tuberculosis, especially of the lungs.
Medical history Infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the ‘robber of youth’
Substance abuse A popular term for the epidemic of cocaine abuse

white plague

Substance abuse A popular term for the epidemic of cocaine abuse

white plague

An historical term for tuberculosis.
See also: plague
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But White Plague does have some shortcomings, most notably a conspiracy ending that rings false and takes away from the fine work elsewhere in the book.
The increase appears to be closely linked to the rising incidence of AIDS in the United States, and points to the potential for a serious resurgence of the so-called white plague, both domestically and abroad.
The second crucial element in GAMP's program will be putting a stop to the white plague and the brain drain.
The prevalence of white plague disease increased during the bleaching event, an observation that Brandt said may have to do with increased susceptibility to the disease.