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  Epidemic - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
An epidemic may be restricted to one locale (an outbreak), more general (an "epidemic") or even global (pandemic).
Famous examples of epidemics include the bubonic plague epidemic of Medieval Europe known as the "Black Death", the Great Influenza Pandemic concurring with the end of World War I, and the current AIDS epidemic, which some also consider to be of pandemic proportions.
Epidemics are classified into multiple types based on their origin and pattern of transmission.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Epidemics   (313 words)

 List of epidemics - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
List of epidemics - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
1865-1873: recurring epidemics of typhus, typhoid, scarlet fever, and yellow fever
List of epidemics, Pandemics, Central and South America, North America, Australia, Egypt, References, On Egypt, Disaster lists, Epidemics, Pandemics, Epidemiology and History of medicine.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/List_of_epidemics   (300 words)

 Epidemic - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
An epidemic is generally a widespread disease that affects many individuals in a population.
An epidemic may be restricted to one locale or may even be global (pandemic).
An outbreak of a disease is defined as being epidemic, however, not by how many members or what proportion of the population it infects but by how fast it is growing.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Epidemics   (217 words)

 Epidemics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Epidemics have always had a great influence on people - and thus influencing, as well, the genealogists trying to trace them.
European epidemics introduced into the southeastern United States in 1540 by the Desoto expedition are estimated to have killed at least 75% of the original native population.
A series of smallpox epidemics (1729, 1738, and 1753) cut this in half, and it remained fairly stable at about 25,000 until their removal to Oklahoma during the 1830s.
www.tcarden.com /tree/ensor/Epidemics.html   (328 words)

 Epidemics Of Smallpox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Notwithstanding, the epidemics of smallpox that we have...
Epidemics in U.S. 1781-82 Worldwide: Influenza (one of worst flu epidemics) 1788 Philadelphia and New York: Measles...
This is a listing of the most well known of the epidemics in Britain and the United States...
www.survival-resources.com /Survival-Resources/epidemics-of-smallpox.html   (495 words)

 US FDA/CFSAN - Bad Bug Book: Vibrio cholerae Serogroup O1
Since the onset of the Vibrio cholera epidemic in Latin America in 1991, most cases of cholera in the United States have occurred among persons traveling to the United States from cholera-affected areas or who have eaten contaminated food brought or imported from these areas.
Following the epidemic spread of cholera in Peru (1), in April 1991, health officials in neighboring Bolivia established a surveillance system to detect the appearance and monitor the spread of cholera in their country.
Epidemics of cholera-like illness caused by a previously unrecognized organism occurred recently in southern Asia.
vm.cfsan.fda.gov /~MOW/chap7.html   (1861 words)

 Cyndi's List - Disasters: Natural & Man-Made
List of persons who died in Sonoma County as a result of the great earthquake and fire on April 18, 1906.
 The Cholera Epidemic of 1873 in Birmingham Alabama  
List of hurricanes of the Mississippi Gulf Coast from 1717 until 1998.
www.cyndislist.com /disasters.htm   (2251 words)

An epidemic is a disease that appears as new cases in the population in a period of time at a rate (the number of new cases in the population during a specified period of time is called the incidence rate) that substantially exceeds what is "expected," based on recent experience.
Common diseases that occur at a constant but relatively high rate in the population are said to be "endemic." An example of an endemic disease is malaria in some parts of Africa (for example, Liberia) in which a large portion of the population is expected to get malaria sometime in their lifetime.
Famous examples of epidemics include the bubonic plague epidemic of Mediaeval Europe known as the Black Death, the Great Influenza Pandemic concurring with the end of World War I, and the current AIDS epidemic, which some also consider to be of pandemic proportions.
www.mrsci.com /Epidemiology/Epidemics.php   (636 words)

 Shirley Hornbeck's This and That Genealogy Tips on Diseases, Medical Terms and Epidemics
Bronchial catarrh was bronchitis; suffocative catarrh was croup; urethral catarrh was gleet; vaginal catarrh was leukorrhea; epidemic catarrh was the same as influenza.
In the last century, cause of death often was listed as inflammation of a body organ, such as, brain or lung, but this was purely a descriptive term and is not helpful in identifying the actual underlying disease.
The epidemic or classic form is louse borne; the endemic or murine is flea borne.
homepages.rootsweb.com /~hornbeck/disease.htm   (2433 words)

 gladwell dot com - are you a connector?
In the paragraph below is a list of around 250 surnames, all taken at random from the Manhattan phone book.
Go down the list and give yourself a point every time you see a surname that is shared by someone you know.
The average score in that class was 20.96, meaning that the average person in the class knew 21 people with the same last names as the people on my list.
www.gladwell.com /tippingpoint/tp_excerpt2.html   (646 words)

 WHO | International response to the distribution of a H2N2 influenza virus for laboratory testing: Risk considered low ...
It continued to circulate in humans and cause annual epidemics until 1968, when it vanished after the emergence of influenza A/H3N2 viruses that caused the next pandemic.
On 12 April, a second correspondence from CAP to these laboratories further requested that destruction of the H2N2 virus be confirmed and that any case of respiratory disease among laboratory workers be investigated and notified to national authorities.
WHO has received the list of addresses of the involved laboratories and has provided detailed contact information to the relevant Ministries of Health and requested their collaboration.
www.who.int /csr/disease/influenza/h2n2_2005_04_12/en   (629 words)

 Thimerosal in Vaccines
Updated lists of vaccines and their thimerosal content can be found in Table 1 (routinely recommended pediatric vaccines) and Table 3 (expanded list of vaccines).
Epidemics of methylmercury poisoning also occurred in Iraq during the 1970s when seed grain treated with a methylmercury fungicide was accidentally used to make bread (Bakir et al.
During these epidemics, fetuses were found to be more sensitive to the effects of methylmercury than adults.
www.fda.gov /cber/vaccine/thimerosal.htm   (4493 words)

 WHO | Dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever
Dengue is found in tropical and sub-tropical regions around the world, predominantly in urban and semi-urban areas.
Dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF), a potentially lethal complication, was first recognized in the 1950s during the dengue epidemics in the Philippines and Thailand, but today DHF affects most Asian countries and has become a leading cause of hospitalisation and death among children in several of them.
During epidemics of dengue, attack rates among susceptibles are often 40 -- 50%, but may reach 80 -- 90%.
www.who.int /mediacentre/factsheets/fs117/en   (1297 words)

Defining an epidemic can be suggestive, depending in part on what is "expected".
Famous examples of epidemics include the bubonic plague epidemic of Medieval Europe known as the Black Death, and the Great Influenza Pandemic concurring with the end of World War I.
The term is often used in a non-biological sense to refer to widespread and growing societal problems, for example, in discussions of obesity, mental illness or drug addiction.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Epidemy   (266 words)

 Cyndi's List - Medical & Medicine
Part 1 of a two part listing, which includes names, ages, nativity, cause and date of death of residents of Melbourne in the 1860's and 1870's.
An alphabetical list of nurses sent to military hospitals in the east.
List of deaths of CS soldiers in the hospitals around Cassville, Georgia, during the period between October, 1863, and March, 1864.
www.cyndislist.com /medical.htm   (2946 words)

 epidemic - What is definition of the term - epidemic ?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
(An epizootic is the same thing but for a nonhuman population.) Defining an epidemic can be subjective, depending in part on what is "expected." An epidemic may be restricted to one local (an outbreak), more general (an "epidemic") or even global (pandemic).
Common diseases that occur at a constant but relatively high rate in the population are said to be "endemic." An example of an endemic disease is malaria in some parts of Africa (for example, Liberia) in which a large portion of the population is expected to get malaria at some point in their lifetimes.
And he said, Lay ye them in two heaps at the entering in of the gate until the morning.
www.linguasphere.org /dictionary/n-24799-epidemic.html   (394 words)

 MSF-USA: Press Release 01/15/2001
The organization compiled the list to call attention to human crises that were largely ignored by the U.S. press during 2000.
New items on this year's list included Nigeria's health care system, whose chaotic state poses enormous challenges for the new, democratic government; and Bangladesh's Rohingya refugees, members of a persecuted ethnic minority who fled Myanmar (Burma) in 1992 and now languish without a permanent home or nationality.
While the spread of the AIDS epidemic is better covered each year, the "Top Ten List" calls attention to the tragic, and underreported, failure of pharmaceutical manufacturers to make good on their promises to reduce the prices of AIDS medications in the developing world.
www.doctorswithoutborders.org /pr/2001/01-15-2001.cfm   (511 words)

 List of Epidemics Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Epidemic In epidemiology, an epidemic (from Greek epi upon + demos people) is a disease that appears as new cases in a given human population, during a given period, at a rate that substantially ex..
Influenza pandemic An influenza pandemic is a large scale epidemic of the influenza virus, such as the 1918 Spanish flu.
Cellulite: The Biggest Female Epidemic By Beth Scott Cellulite is probably one of the most embarrassing of all physical faults that women have.
www.epidemic-now.net /articles   (1724 words)

 The Pennsylvania Gazette: The Flu of 1918
The two diseases inflamed and irritated the lungs until they filled with liquid, suffocating the patients and causing their bodies to turn a cyanotic blue-fl.
In Pennsylvania, the influenza epidemic began almost unnoticed in the middle of September.
Philadelphia was about to become the American city with the highest death toll in one of the three worst epidemics in recorded history.
www.upenn.edu /gazette/1198/lynch.html   (430 words)

 History of Infectious Diseases
Epidemics raged over countries: see this impressive list of past epidemics in the US prior to 1918
Epidemics didn't stop at borders, followed trade routes, and could wipe out a considerabel proportion of inhabitants.
Clearly, epidemics are not something of the past.
www.bacteriamuseum.org /niches/features/diseasehistory.shtml   (803 words)

 Shirky: Broadcast Institutions, Community Values
This essay is an extension of a speech I gave at the BBC about the prospects for online community building by broadcast media.
Anyone who has ever subscribed to a high-volume mailing list knows there are people who are always worth reading, and people who are usually worth ignoring.
If you spend any time looking at LiveJournal (one of the best overall examples of good community engineering) you will see periodic epidemics of the "Which type of pasta are you"-style quizzes.
www.shirky.com /writings/broadcast_and_community.html   (1535 words)

 US FDA/CFSAN - Bad Bug Book - Hepatitis A Virus
About 22,700 cases of hepatitis A representing 38% of all hepatitis cases (5-year average from all routes of transmission) are reported annually in the U.S. In 1988 an estimated 7.3% cases were foodborne or waterborne.
HAV is primarilly transmitted by person-to-person contact through fecal contamination, but common-source epidemics from contaminated food and water also occur.
Although no major epidemic occurred in the 1980s, the incidence of hepatitis A in the U.S. increased 58% from 1983 to 1989.
vm.cfsan.fda.gov /~mow/chap31.html   (1165 words)

 dating Epidemics - dating-report.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
All of which is a long-winded way to answer your second question: While Europeans are often blamed for introducing smallpox and other deadly epidemics to...
Most predictions include warnings of more violence, epidemics, disasters - but that's not going to stop the celebrations.
Disease - Downing Street fears major economic and social effects from HIV-Aids epidemics, particularly in Africa where the scale of victims is already...
www.dating-report.com /Epidemics   (188 words)

 Filoviruses | CDC Special Pathogens Branch
Large epidemics of Ebola HF occurred in Kikwit, Zaire in 1995 and in Gulu, Uganda in 2000.
Smaller outbreaks were identified in Gabon between 1994 and 1996.
For information on known Ebola HF cases and outbreaks, please refer to the chronological list.
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/dvrd/spb/mnpages/dispages/filoviruses.htm   (819 words)

 KnowledgeIsFun.com - Search Knowledge is Fun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Start mobile hospitals for hamlets, vaccination drives against epidemics and family welfare campaigns.
Execute plans for the development of the scheduled castes and tribes.
Relief agencies warn of the possibility of more deaths to come as a result of epidemics caused by poor sanitation, but the threat of starvation seems now to have been largely averted (BBC News, January...
www.knowledgeisfun.com /E/Ep/Epidemics.php   (161 words)

 Destinations: West Africa | CDC Travelers' Health
Meningococcal (meningitis), if you plan to visit countries in this region that experience epidemics of meningococcal disease during December through June, (see see Map 4-9 on the Meningoccocal Disease page).
Rabies, if you might have extensive unprotected outdoor exposure in rural areas, such as might occur during camping, hiking, or bicycling, or engaging in certain occupational activities.
Endemic foci of river blindness exist in all countries listed except in the greater part of The Gambia, Mauritania.
www.cdc.gov /travel/wafrica.htm   (1861 words)

 Genealogy Research Tips for Beginners
This list will help you understand just what they were talking about!
This list of epidemics may hold the clue to the tragedies in family history.
Here are some resources for you to start your search - as well as Irish customs and culture, history, blessings, holidays and the castles of Ireland, pictures of Ireland, etc...
www.jelleyjar.com /ancestor/genealogy.html   (472 words)

 List Of Epidemics
The American term “epidemic neuromyasthenia” refers to a condition...
Genealogical research often involves a detailed search for people who disappear from local records, or migrate to parts unknown.
Epidemics: MT 2.60 Pollution, disasters and safety: FR Épidémie: SP Epidemia: BT1 Disasters: RT Epidemiology...
www.twofivesix.co.uk /list_of_epidemics.html   (131 words)

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