"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.
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.
The movement was strongly supported by King Humbert, whose intrepidity in visiting the most dangerous spots at Busca and Naples while the epidemic was at its height, reassuring the panic-stricken inhabitants by his presence, excited the enthusiasm of his people and the admiration of Europe.