pseudooutbreak

pseudooutbreak

(sū-dō-out'brāk),
Episode of increased disease incidence due to enhanced surveillance or other factor not related to the disease under study.
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The surveillance of listeriosis in England and Wales is passive, and such systems are prone to both underascertainment and pseudooutbreaks following increased interest in the public health community.
A number of pseudooutbreaks have been reported that implicate contaminated ice machines.