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1. A condition, disease, or disaster ending in death.
2. An individual instance of death.


(fā-tăl′ĭ-tē, fə-)
n. pl. fatali·ties
a. A death resulting from an accident or disaster: highway fatalities.
b. One who is killed as a result of such an occurrence: The driver was one of the fatalities.
2. The ability to cause death or disaster.


Etymology: L, fatalis, preordained
1 an individual case of death.
2 a condition, disease, accident, or disaster resulting in death.


Public health Death; a death, usually understood to be accidental in nature. See Occupational fatality.

Patient discussion about fatality

Q. which is the most fatal cancer type?

A. pancreatic- cancer that develops from pancreas cells:


Q. Which among them is fatal? I want to know the types of bipolar disorders and how to differentiate them? Which among them is fatal?

A. Bipolar disorders are of 3 types: Bipolar 1, Bipolar 2 and Cyclothymic . Bipolar 1 affected person has severe mood swings from high mania to depression and here treatment is given for mania. A bipolar 2 disorder episode involves mild mania also called hypomania that alternate with depression and this depression episode needs treatment. Cyclothymic disorder person have milder mood changes.Bipolar 1 person tend to have more fatal symptoms.

Q. Is arthritis a dangerous illness? Is it fatal? My girlfriend was diagnosed with arthritis 3 days ago and I'm really scared. need to know some details...

A. so is there anything I can do to help her?

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CFOI, a cooperative program between the BLS and state governments, is the most comprehensive national surveillance system for work-related fatalities in the United States.
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