"Poor Rev. Martin died in a flu epidemic in '04," Fred said, his voice sounding duly respectful.
Pearse's detachment was decimated by an epidemic of cholera.
The country is naturally very healthful, as evidence of which may be mentioned that no great epidemic has ever visited the state.
While he was there a terrible epidemic of the plague broke out and lasted for two years, carrying off more than a third of the inhabitants of Cairo and Alexandria.
The industrial and commercial progress of Cartagena was much hindered, during the first half of the 19th century, by the prevalence of epidemic diseases, the abandonment of the arsenal, and rivalry with the neighbouring port of Alicante.