It sounds cool and a Global disease. "Man, the influenza was a bummer epidemic!"
Also wrong. An epidemic is simply a rapidly-spreading or newly-widespread disease, being global is not required nor implied. I think the poster may have meant "pandemic".
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Synonym for flurry, a fuss, a commotion.
Ex: Thete was a kerfuffle of bows and ribbons as the ball gowns were tossed around.
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