epidemic pleurodynia virus n.
A strain of coxsackievirus that causes epidemic pleurodynia. Also called Bornholm disease virus.
- Epidemic polyarthritis
epidemic polyarthritis n. A mild febrile illness of humans in Australia characterized by polyarthralgia and rash, and caused by the Ross River virus.
- Epidemic roseola
epidemic roseola n. See rubella.
- Epidemic typhus
epidemic typhus n. A form of typhus characterized by high fever, mental and physical depression, and macular and papular eruptions; it is caused by Rickettsia prowazekii and transmitted by body lice.
[ep-i-dee-mee-ol-uh-jee, -dem-ee-] /ˌɛp ɪˌdi miˈɒl ə dʒi, -ˌdɛm i-/ noun 1. the branch of medicine dealing with the incidence and prevalence of disease in large populations and with detection of the source and cause of of infectious disease. /ˌɛpɪˌdiːmɪˈɒlədʒɪ/ noun 1. the branch of medical science concerned with the occurrence, transmission, and control of epidemic […]