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used in Unbroken - adapted for young adults

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a widespread outbreak of a disease that is passed from one person (or other organism) to another

or more rarely:  anything that spreads quickly — especially something bad
  • Malnourishment-related diseases were epidemic.
    p. 149.6
  • Malnutrition-related diseases were epidemic, as was explosive diarrhea—"the benjo [latrine] boogie"—which led men to swallow lumps of coal to slow the digestive waterfall.
    p. 177.3

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