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Descriptor English:   Epidemics 
Descriptor Spanish:   Epidemias 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Epidemias 
Synonyms English:   Epidemic  
Tree Number:   N06.850.290.200
Definition English:   Sudden outbreaks of a disease in a country or region not previously recognized in that area, or a rapid increase in the number of new cases of a previous existing endemic disease. Epidemics can also refer to outbreaks of disease in animal or plant populations. 
Indexing Annotation English:   coordinate IM with specific disease / epidemiol (IM) & specify geographic location if pertinent; differentiate from DISEASE OUTBREAKS, follow terminology in text
History Note English:   2011; use DISEASE OUTBREAKS 1968-2010 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
CL classification EC economics
ES ethics HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence PC prevention & control
SN statistics & numerical data VE veterinary
Record Number:   54398 
Unique Identifier:   D058872 

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