The sudden or violent start of something unwelcome, such as war, disease, etc
the outbreak of World War II
a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition); "the outbreak of hostilities"
Outbreak is a term used in epidemiology to describe an occurrence of disease greater than would otherwise be expected in a particular time and place. It may be small and localized group or impact upon thousands of people across an entire continent. ...
Outbreak is a 1995 disaster movie starring Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Spacey. The film was directed by Wolfgang Petersen. In addition, Outbreak features Cuba Gooding, Jr., Donald Sutherland, and Patrick Dempsey.
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An eruption, sudden appearance; A sudden increase; An outburst or sudden eruption, especially of violence and mischief; An uproar, riot; A geological layer that breaks out; To burst out; To break forth
An incident in which two or more people experience the same illness after eating the same food.
Sudden appearance of a disease in a specific geographic area (e.g. neighborhood or community) or population (e.g., adolescents).
(in influenza (disease): Pandemics and epidemics; in virus (biology): Evolution of new virus strains; in respiratory disease (human disease): Viral infections of the respiratory system; in virus (biology): Prevention )
sudden manifestation of numerous cases of illness
a recurrence of a latent infection (e.g., a herpes simplex virus outbreak). Also refers to the widespread occurrence of a disease within a population.
Synonymous with epidemic. Sometimes the preferred word, as it may escape sensationalism associated with the word epidemic. Alternatively, a localized as opposed to generalized epidemic.
With shingles, an outbreak occurs when a rash and blisters appear on the skin.
Spread of disease, which occurs in a short period of time and in a limited geographic location (i.e., neighborhood, community, school, or hospital).
When more than one person eats a contaminated food and becomes ill.
A sudden increase in the number of individuals who contract a specific infectious disease in a population, putting others at risk.
the occurrence of a large number of cases of a disease in a short period of time.
An unusually large number of cases of a disease occurring around the same time and place, involving people who all got the disease from the same source or from each other.
The common definition of an MRSA epidemic is: 1) several (e.g. three or more nosocomially-acquired) cases which are epidemiologically associated by person, time, or place, or 2) a substantial increase in number of cases in a facility endemic for MRSA. ...
A cluster of cases of the same disease where there is evidence of an epidemiological link between them
when pests arrive and multiply to considerable numbers, causing plant damage.