An epidemic is a sudden disease outbreak that affects a large number of people in a particular region, community, or population.
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The 2014 Ebola epidemic was the deadliest recorded outbreak of the disease since 1976, infected over 28,000 people, and killed over 11,000. Western and central Africa were particularly affected by the outbreak.
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