epidemic gastroenteritis virus n.
A virus that is the causative agent of epidemic nonbacterial gastroenteritis but whose taxonomic classification remains undetermined. Also called gastroenteritis virus type A.
- Epidemic hemoglobinuria
epidemic hemoglobinuria n. The presence of hemoglobin or of pigments derived from it in the urine of infants, characterized by cyanosis and jaundice.
- Epidemic hemorrhagic fever
epidemic hemorrhagic fever n. An acute viral hemorrhagic fever characterized by headache, high fever, sweating, thirst, photophobia, coryza, cough, myalgia, arthralgia, and abdominal pain with nausea and vomiting. This phase lasts from three to six days and is followed by capillary hemorrhages, edema, oliguria, and shock. Also called Far Eastern hemorrhagic fever, hemorrhagic fever with […]
[ep-i-dem-ik] /ˌɛp ɪˈdɛm ɪk/ adjective 1. Also, epidemical. (of a disease) affecting many persons at the same time, and spreading from person to person in a locality where the disease is not permanently prevalent. 2. extremely prevalent; widespread. noun 3. a temporary prevalence of a disease. 4. a rapid spread or increase in the occurrence […]
- Epidemic keratoconjunctivitis
epidemic keratoconjunctivitis n. A highly infectious follicular conjunctivitis of the eye caused by an adenovirus and characterized by inflammation but little exudate. Also called virus keratoconjunctivitis.