Dictionary » E » Epidemic



(Science: epidemiology) Occurring suddenly in numbers clearly in excess of normal expectancy, said especially of infectious diseases but applied also to any disease, injury or other health related event occurring in such outbreaks.

Compare: endemic, sporadic.

Origin: gr. Epidemios = prevalent

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

Results from our forum

Detect influenza in saliva

... and fever have been the indications. I don't want to play doctor but I'm just curious. Is it possible to find out, what the cause of this mini-epidemic was ? Is it possible, to use saliva from people who still suffer under the influenza and grow cultures in a laboratory? Are the viruses or ...

See entire post
by Backes
Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Detect influenza in saliva
Replies: 14
Views: 22648

Re: cellular mechanisms that result in symptoms of cholera

... an acute Diarrhoeal disease caused by V. Cholerae. It is seen in many countries of the world mainly the poor third world countries. Libya has no epidemic cases since 1970. Cholera is no longer the dreaded disease of the past because we can prevent deaths with Oral Rehydration Salt solution. You ...

See entire post
by naachiz
Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: cellular mechanisms that result in symptoms of cholera
Replies: 4
Views: 7190

Method preventing illnesses in the progeny

... Coming back to a problem of our survival and development in unity of organisms of an environment will be pertinently to mention about arisen virus epidemic at sheep’s and furiousness at cows on the Native land of cloning of mammals. In the same place, researchers have undertaken search of a nonexistent ...

See entire post
by valentindolzhenko
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Method preventing illnesses in the progeny
Replies: 3
Views: 12353

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

... But viruses in and of themselves are hard to treat. There is no cure for the flue, even, and it's been around as long as we have. The last flu epidemic was in the 1950s, I think. But we still cannot even control the current seasonal strain. Most of why HIV is hard to cure is because of how ...

See entire post
by ChesneMD
Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Replies: 5
Views: 7930

AIDS – a tritium disease?

... Chernobyl, in the socialistic camp the story of the deadly “disease” was spread. “HIV” strategy prevents eventual conception of ill children. “The epidemic” in the RSA also has reasonable explanation. Tritium is not a stable isotope and it turns into helium. Since the bombarding in Hiroshima and ...

See entire post
by enarees
Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:08 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: AIDS – a tritium disease?
Replies: 23
Views: 15878
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 15,278 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link