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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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coordinated strategies for outbreak investigation and response;
Also, course evaluations by participants were enthusiastic: "Wish I had this information when we were going through our outbreak investigation a few years ago.
The law enforcement agencies of Azerbaijan have detained a suspect in the Baku building fire outbreak investigation.
Participants will learn about public health consequences in disasters, steps of outbreak investigations, rapid assessments of emergencies, and data management during emergencies.
Similar findings were also reported in malaria outbreak investigation in the same district of Haryana by Singh et al (16).
Limitations of the outbreak investigation included the lack of definitive laboratory evidence linking the water park to the cases and possible underestimation of the number of cases involved in the outbreak due to self-resolution of cases without seeing a physician, lack of testing of symptomatic cases, and failure to attribute cases to the outbreak in jurisdictions beyond Ontario and New York State.
We thank the hospital and orphanage staff for their cooperation in this outbreak investigation.
Suspecting that this outbreak was linked to the one in northern Germany, we conducted an outbreak investigation to confirm the epidemiologic link to focus epidemiologic and traceback investigations.
One goal of any outbreak investigation is to identify the causative pathogen (1).
But they have utility to record events surrounding an outbreak investigation and to convey useful lessons about both the outbreak itself and the efficacy of epidemiological tools.
The outbreak investigation in the Xekong Province identified no linkage between these sporadic cases and the outbreak cases.