endemic disease

(noun) A disease that is consistently present in people in a specific location or class position.

Example: Malaria is endemic to the people of Africa and Latin America and deficiency diseases occur in areas stricken by poverty.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: endemic diseases
  • Endemic diseases are of particular interest to sociologists due to structural factors effecting health.

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