epidemic disease

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ep·i·dem·ic dis·ease

marked increase in prevalence of a disease in a specific population or area, usually with an environmental cause, such as an infectious or toxic agent.
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ep·i·dem·ic dis·ease

(ep'i-dem'ik di-zēz')
Marked increase in prevalence of a disease in a specific population or geographic area, usually with an environmental cause, such as an infectious or toxic agent.
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Jesuit Accounts of Epidemic Disease in the 16th Century (1996) raises more serious objections to the "classic" plague model.
Provincial government decided to start fumigation campaign on the larger scale and also aware the people regarding the dengue prevention and necessary precautionary steps which was needed to be taken on public for the end of this epidemic disease from the city
Mass vaccination introduced in the early 1960s has greatly diminished the international impact of measles as an epidemic disease, but it nevertheless remains a significant paediatric illness.
The English "sanitary idea" suggested that epidemic disease arose from miasmas--accumulated filth and foul smells increasingly found in urban places.
Due to present Slaughter house in Khar not only in people are in difficulties but are also many diseases are spreading and it is feared that more epidemic disease may spread because of it.
BANNU -- District Headquarter (DHQ) Hospitals Bannu, lacks deadly Diphtheria virus vaccines for the last one week, as threat loams on the spread of epidemic disease. Muhammad Tufail son of Syed Zaman resident of Fathakhel has been infected by Diphtheria virus for the last one week in District Headquarter Hospital Bannu, due to non-availability of medicine now doctors advised them to shift home.
Quarantine was also applied for 7 days, even if no cases were reported, to vessels arriving from New Zealand and South Africa because of severe epidemic disease in those areas and from certain Pacific Islands with which communication was limited.
An epidemic disease ravaging the starfish population caused lesions to form on the animals' backs and rays, exposing the inner organs and making the bodies literally fall apart within days.
Earlier, Director General Information, Science and Technology Department giving details informed that under the said project research was being conducted with the collaboration of prestigious institutes of country to explore newest way for control, timely diagnose and treatment epidemic disease.
| KUWAIT, April 29 (KUNA) -- The municipal committee in charge of food safety issued a recommendation to lift the ban on meat imports from the United States, which was imposed due to mad cow epidemic disease, the President of Food Safety Committee in Kuwait Municipality Mohammad Al-Otaibi said Sunday.
After some forty years of complacency, AIDS and Ebola awakened our dormant dread of an epidemic disease characterized by sudden onset, gruesome symptoms, and/or swift, excruciating death.
Brigadier Mohamed Ahmed bin Ghanem Al Zaabi said of the need to hold such lectures to educate the community in the fight against the epidemic disease and to take advantage of information supplied by the C Ministry of Health.

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