What is an Epidemic?

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Academic Publication
Year Published: 
2014
Publication: 
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Volume: 
42 (3
Pages: 
389-391

Misuse of the word “epidemic” has become an epidemic. In this note I examine several accounts of what it means to be an epidemic, explore what I take to be the motivation for over-extending the term, and explain why I think we should use it in a more careful way.

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