01. There was an [epidemic] of hoof and mouth disease among farm animals in the U.K. in 2001.
02. The spread of AIDS has reached [epidemic] proportions in certain parts of Africa.
03. A flu [epidemic] has caused at least 3 deaths in the city.
04. The crack [epidemic] has claimed hundreds of lives in America's inner cities.
05. There seems to be an [epidemic] of violence in the high schools of the United States these days.
06. An [epidemic] of smallpox resulted in the death of a substantial portion of the native population of this country.
07. In past centuries, mortality was high for three main reasons: acute and chronic food shortage; [epidemic] disease; and poor public-health standards.
08. Doctors say an unknown [epidemic] is responsible for over 50 deaths in the area.
09. Experts warn that an [epidemic] explosion of debt could be the result of these policies.
10. Immediate action is required to keep the [epidemic] from spreading.
11. A five-year-old girl is the latest victim of the cholera [epidemic] in this small village.
12. Susan Thurman once said that because laughter is contagious, the best thing to do is to start an [epidemic].
13. In 1918 and 1919, a world [epidemic] of simple influenza killed 20 million people in the United States and Europe.
14. The U.S. government fears an [epidemic] of anthrax as a result of the terrorist campaign which began on September 11th, 2001.
15. A measles [epidemic] introduced to Fiji by their chiefs upon return from an official trip to Australia reduced the Fijian population by 50% in one century.
16. In 1872, one quarter of the horses in the United States died of a widespread virus [epidemic].
17. Some doctors are now suggesting that there is an obesity [epidemic] in the U.S.

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