Origin of epidemic
Related formsep·i·dem·i·cal·ly, adverbep·i·de·mic·i·ty [ep-i-duh-mis-i-tee] /ˌɛp ɪ dəˈmɪs ɪ ti/, nounin·ter·ep·i·dem·ic, adjectivepre·ep·i·dem·ic, noun, adjective
Examples from the Web for epidemic
While public interest in Ebola continues to dwindle, the epidemic itself continues to soar.
With a mortality rate of 70 percent, the more cases that arise, the deadlier this epidemic becomes.
Has L.A. figured out how to stop the epidemic it set loose on the world?The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Dec 29-Jan 4, 2014|William Boot|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In mid-summer, as the epidemic swept through the region, schools closed one by one.
Rape and sexual assault may be less of an epidemic than other studies suggest.College Girls Are Less Likely to Be Raped Than Non-Students|Brandy Zadrozny|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Two weeks later an epidemic of typhoid broke out in the school, and three weeks later in the penitentiary.Preventable Diseases|Woods Hutchinson
In 1721, this disease, after a respite of nineteen years, again appeared as an epidemic.Medical Essays|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
No more cases had appeared, to St. Helens relief; and apparently the epidemic had been confined to three unfortunates.The Girl from the Big Horn Country|Mary Ellen Chase
This epidemic of 1702 in Lancashire and Cheshire was recorded as something unusual.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)|Charles Creighton
An epidemic of sore eyes may be stopped by absolute "hand disinfection" and using separate towels.The Mother and Her Child|William S. Sadler