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S: WHO – http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs103/en/ (last access: 20 April 2016); http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28755033 (ast access: 20 April 2016); http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/ (last access: 20 April 2016).

N: 1. “eruption” (of disease, hostilities, etc.), c. 1600, from out + break (v.). Outbreak was a verb in Middle English (c. 1300).
2. The occurrence of more cases of a disease than expected in a given area for a period oftime or among a specific group of people.
3. disease outbreak; outbreak epidemic; outbreak: terms and definition standardized by the Canadian Capability-Based Planning Terminology Committee and the Translation Bureau.

S: 1. OED – http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=outbreak (last access: 20 April 2016). 2. (last access: 20 April 2016). 3. (last access: 20 April 2016). 4. (last access: 20 April 2016).

SYN: 1. outbreak epidemic. 2. disease outbreak.

S: 1. GDT – http://www.granddictionnaire.com/ficheOqlf.aspx?Id_Fiche=8352698 (last access: 20 April 2016); TERMIUM PLUS (last access: 20 April 2016). 2. TERMIUM PLUS (last access: 20 April 2016).

CR: epidemic