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A sudden occurrence of something unwelcome, such as war or disease.‘the outbreak of World War II’
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- ‘As the outbreak spread, political and medical authorities kept a tight lid on information.’
- ‘The World Health Organisation says to prevent serious outbreaks of disease, the uptake needs to be around 95 per cent.’
- ‘Within two weeks of its onset, the outbreak spread throughout the district.’
- ‘In California a three-person outbreak of streptococcal toxic shock syndrome occurred in patients in a hospital.’
- ‘The bathing had been ordered to control an outbreak of scabies, a skin disease.’
- ‘Acute diarrhoea was rare in these sections, and no outbreaks of gastroenteritis were recorded.’
- ‘We learned of a deadly cholera outbreak in the area.’
- ‘The situation is easing, although sporadic fresh outbreaks are still occurring.’
- ‘It will also look at how the outbreaks of the disease in Holland, France and the Republic of Ireland were handled.’
- ‘The combination has lead to the increase in outbreaks of the disease.’
- ‘Reported outbreaks affect females disproportionately more often than males, and frequently involve adolescents or children.’
- ‘Conditions in Australian cities were so poor that Sydney suffered an outbreak of plague at the turn of the century.’
- ‘Today there are occasional outbreaks of their modern equivalents, mostly in small groups in exposed areas.’
- ‘Recently the city witnessed an outbreak of gastroenteritis, which claimed seven lives.’
- ‘The opportunity presented itself in 1866 with the outbreak of hostilities between Austria and Prussia.’
- ‘Avian cholera outbreaks occur primarily in winter and early spring.’
- ‘The country's prisons are so congested that they are prone to disease outbreaks.’
- ‘Their clan elders, however, are attempting to calm them down, fearing the outbreak of civil war.’
- ‘Witnesses reported sporadic outbreaks of violence and houses being torched.’
- ‘According to the National Disease Surveillance Centre, last year's outbreaks caused at least 2,000 people to become ill.’
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