"Epidemics" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)
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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.
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Epidemics".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Epidemics".
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