Definition of Epidemic disease
1. Noun. Any infectious disease that develops and spreads rapidly to many people.
Generic synonyms: Infectious Disease
Medical Definition of Epidemic disease
1. 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. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Epidemic disease
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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1866)
"Nothing is more common than to attribute the invasion of an epidemic disease to certain agencies as exciting causes, in the shape of decomposition, ..."
2. A Treatise on the Law of Negotiable Instruments: Including Bills of Exchange by John Warwick Daniel, Thomas H. Calvert (1913)
"... protest and notice four days after their departure.13 SECTION II POLITICAL DISTURBANCE, epidemic disease, AND OVERWHELMING CALAMITY OR ACCIDENT § 1065. ..."
3. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1889)
"There is no epidemic disease that can be more easily prevented, and none more ... One soon sees that we have not only to manage an epidemic disease as it ..."
4. The Health Exhibition Literature (1884)
"ON CHANGE IN TYPE OF epidemic disease. By WILLIAM SQUIRE, MD, FRCP THE question of change in type of disease is always one of great interest. ..."
5. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1882)
"Epidemy. ('Eiri; tfoot. Q. Volks- krankheit.) An epidemic disease, or ... prevalence of epidemic disease. E. of Porin thoe. ..."