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American English: /ˌɛpəˈdɛmɪk/
British English: /ɛpɪˈdɛmɪk/

Translation of epidemic in Spanish:



  • the crisis has reached epidemic proportions
    la crisis afecta ya a toda la región ( or el país etc)
    Example sentences
    • Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that has reached epidemic proportions.
    • HIV has reached epidemic proportions in India.
    • Although Type 2 diabetes mellitus appears in almost epidemic proportions our knowledge of the mechanism of this disease is limited.

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