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outbreak

[out′brāk]
in epidemiology, the occurrence of infection with a particular disease in a small, localized group, such as the population of a village. The term is sometimes used more broadly to refer to an epidemic or a pandemic.

outbreak

The sudden increase in the incidence of a disease or condition.

outbreak

Patient discussion about outbreak

Q. Can Cholera outbreak here in the U.S? I looked for information about Cholera and couldn’t find much…

A. You can find any information in wikipedia. here is a link about Cholera :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera
and here is all the info about Cholera outbreaks in the world:
http://www.who.int/cholera/en/

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The apparent absence of chicken coop-associated outbreaks after the 1960s may reflect a true outbreak reduction related to an application of knowledge obtained during outbreak investigations but could also indicate a bias toward reduced reporting of these smaller outbreaks over time.
This outbreak investigation highlights the challenges encountered and the need for ongoing research into surveillance, laboratory testing, environmental control, and communications for the prevention of recreational water illness.
This review analyzed all HAI outbreak investigations that occurred in an outpatient setting, which included some investigations that found no cases but instead were enacted as an inquiry into deficient medical practices.
Three outbreaks meeting DOHMH outbreak investigation criteria were identified, accounting for 16 illnesses not previously reported to DOHMH.
Environmental health specialists are trained to conduct the environmental assessment of foodborne illness outbreak investigations.
State, local, and territorial health departments voluntarily submit reports of foodborne disease outbreak investigations to the Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System (FDOSS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A key step in any outbreak investigation is the hypothesis-generation phase (3).
He also worked for the Minnesota Department of Public Health for 24 years, serving for 15 of those years as state epidemiologist, and has led many outbreak investigations.
This multifaceted investigation used standard epidemiologic and laboratory data along with patient shopper card purchase information, and PFGE data from the retail meat component of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) [dagger], a relatively novel tool in outbreak investigation, to link the outbreak strain to chicken from Foster Farms.
This outbreak investigation was approved by the Scientific Committee of NHP.
in educating and training EH and public health professionals in foodborne disease outbreak investigation and surveillance.
This outbreak investigation identified the largest number of human illnesses ever linked to contact with live poultry during a single outbreak, and it underscores the ongoing risk for human salmonellosis linked to backyard flocks.