epidemic

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epidemic form of bubonic plague experienced during the Middle Ages when it killed nearly half the people of western Europe Black Death , Black Plague
acute infectious disease occurring in epidemic form and featuring paroxysms of pain (usually in the chest) Bornholm disease , diaphragmatic pleurisy , epidemic myalgia , epidemic pleurodynia , myosis
son of Edward II and King of England from 1327-1377; his claim to the French throne provoked the Hundred Years' War; his reign was marked by an epidemic of the Black Plague and by the emergence of the House of Commons as the powerful arm of British Parlia Edward , Edward III
encephalitis that was epidemic between 1915 and 1926; symptoms include paralysis of the extrinsic eye muscle and extreme muscular weakness encephalitis lethargica , epidemic encephalitis , lethargic encephalitis , sleeping sickness , sleepy sickness
medical scientist who studies the transmission and control of epidemic diseases epidemiologist
epidemic, animal epizootic
epidemic in the 15th and 16th centuries and characterized by profuse sweating and high mortality miliary fever , sweating sickness
epidemic over wide geographical area pandemic
epidemic that is geographically widespread; occurring throughout a region or even throughout the world pandemic
any epidemic disease with a high death rate pest , pestilence , plague
breeding ground for epidemic disease pesthole
epidemic disease, usually fatal pestilence
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