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pestilence


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A biblical word for a widespread plague that kills many people. In the popular imagination, shaped by the associations evoked by the use of the word in the Bible, the kind of epidemic or pandemic, e.g., plague, epidemic typhus, or insect or animal infestation, associated with the presence of pests such as locusts or rats.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.


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