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Epidemic disease   /ˌɛpədˈɛmɪk dɪzˈiz/   Listen
Epidemic disease

Any infectious disease that develops and spreads rapidly to many people.

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"Epidemic disease" Quotes from Famous Books

... about the non-propertied rights of man. It is in the countries where the sacredness of private property is a fetich, that one finds recognition of a universal right to education, of a right to protection against violence and against epidemic disease, of a right to relief in destitution. These are perhaps meagre rights; but they represent an expanding category. The right to support in time of illness and in old age is making rapid progress. The development of such rights is not only ...
— The Unpopular Review, Volume II Number 3 • Various

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