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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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Overall the fatalities from violence are increasingly on the side of the militants and insurgents.
Pedestrian bridges constructed on five main roads are Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Umm Suqeim Road, Al Rebat Road, Al Asayel Road and First Al Khail Road have recorded zero fatality following the installation of footbridges in 2013 and 2014, compared to seven fatalities on those roads before the installation of pedestrian bridges, whereas the number of pedestrian-related accidents on the same roads dropped from 19 to 9," he said.
The fatality rate in Alaska's commercial fishing industry has significantly decreased since the 1990s, according to the report "Workplace Deaths in Alaska: Long Term Decline in Fatalities Continues" in the December 2013 issue of Alaska Economic Trends published by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development Research and Analysis Section.
Transportation accidents, accounting for 213 deaths, caused the most workplace fatalities in Texas, followed by contact with objects and equipment, 76; falls, slips and trips, 73; violence by persons or animals, 66; fires and explosions, 32; and exposure to harmful substances or environments, 31.
After adjusting to the size of the population, the rate of road fatalities in Saudi Arabia equals six times Japan's rate, five times Germany's rate and eight times the UK rate.
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The decline in traffic fatalities is due to safer cars, enforcement, safer roads, educational programs and the economy, according to the Office of Traffic Safety.
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Additionally, a key indicator of effectiveness at the national level--the number of traffic fatalities annually--has remained essentially constant over the last 10 years, although traffic fatalities per vehicle mile traveled have declined by about 14 percent.
MOTORCYCLE PMV FATALITIES Fatal Numbers Fatal Rate 98 12 99 15 00 13 01 11 02 15 03 23 04 25 05 21 06 27 07 18 08 7 08 3 1 Motorcycle Fatalities during this reporting period 26 Jan-01 Feb 28 Jan 08 28 Jan 07 CLASS A FATALITIES/FATALITY RATE FY COMPARISON: 7 / 5.