epidemic disease


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n epidemic disease any infectious disease that develops and spreads rapidly to many people
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In literature:

An epidemic disease prevailed this year throughout the Sandwich Islands.
"A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2" by Otto von Kotzebue
These diseases became epidemic until the clearing-stations and the beaches were choked with sick.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
The WHO estimates that nearly two billion people have died since Thurston's Disease first appeared in epidemic proportions.
"Pandemic" by Jesse Franklin Bone
If the cattle died of an epidemic, or a disease unknown to the poor science of the day, it was the result of witchcraft.
"The Witch of Salem" by John R. Musick
Sooner or later will come one of the times when Nature frowns and sends her floods, her droughts, and her epidemics of disease.
"Frenzied Finance" by Thomas W. Lawson
London too has a climate of its own, a throat disease epidemic among northerners is working great havoc here now.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
Meningitis, or spotted fever, is one of the most terrible and fatal of all diseases, every case proving fatal in some local epidemics.
"Health on the Farm" by H. F. Harris
But this epidemic is a germ disease, Bud, and we don't exactly know how the germs are carried.
"The Boy Ranchers in Camp" by Willard F. Baker
The disease ordinarily occurs in epidemics, but occasionally in isolated cases.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
Even a political enemy, Governor Harvey, described him as skilled in the diagnosis and therapy of epidemic diseases.
"Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699" by Thomas P. Hughes

In news:

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal agency says in a report that an outbreak of coral disease along Kauai's North Shore is an epidemic .
When I first visited South Africa in 2000 to report on the AIDS epidemic there, one adult in five was HIV positive, and a million children had lost one or both parents to the disease.
Those infectious diseases ain't got nothing on Bieber Fever, which is reaching epidemic proportions as Justin Bieber readies the release of 'Believe,' which drops June 19.
Fighting a kidney disease epidemic in Nicaragua.
An epidemic of meningococcal disease, sometimes referred to as spinal meningitis, has killed nearly 1,200 people in northern Nigeria and Niger in the first three months of 2009.
As epidemics swept across the United States in the 19th century, the US government recognized the pressing need for a national lab dedicated to the study of infectious disease.
Officials at the Centers for Disease Control report that the country is suffering from a Whooping Cough epidemic.
It sounds like an epidemic that might strike livestock, but hand, foot and mouth disease is definitely a human ailment.
The Centers for Disease Control call insufficient sleep a public health epidemic.
A stunning new federal report reveals just how bad the obesity-linked type 2 diabetes epidemic in the United States has become, with rates of the often-preventable disease hitting record highs.
With the West Nile virus epidemic in North Texas, many cities and counties are spraying larvicide and adulticide to kill mosquitoes and prevent transmission of the disease.
According to Wikipedia, an epidemic occurs when new cases of a disease substantially exceed what is expected based on recent experience.
A raging epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases in gay/bisexual men drove US syphilis rates up 12% in 2007 -- the seventh consecutive year of syphilis increases.
We are having a thyroid disease epidemic and the experts can't figure out why.
An end to the worldwide AIDS epidemic is in sight, the United Nations says, mainly due to better access to drugs that can both treat and prevent the incurable human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes the disease.

In science:

Diseases are communicated from one host to another by physical contact, and the pattern of who has contact with whom forms a contact network whose structure has implications for the shape of epidemics.
Random graphs as models of networks
These solutions provide exact criteria for deciding when an epidemic will occur, how many people will be affected, and how the network structure or the transmission properties of the disease could be modified in order to prevent the epidemic.
Random graphs as models of networks
Newman, Spread of epidemic disease on networks, Phys.
The phase transition in inhomogeneous random graphs
In infectious disease applications, for example, small counts arise at the start of an epidemic, which is a critical period for identifying and controlling the disease transmission.
Compound Markov counting processes and their applications to modeling infinitesimally over-dispersed systems
One of the main questions in epidemiology regards the outbreak of epidemics, i.e. whether an infectious disease can spread throughout a given ensemble of hosts or not.
Complexity and anisotropy in host morphology make populations safer against epidemic outbreaks