common source outbreak

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An outbreak that results from a group of persons being exposed to a common noxious influence, such as an infectious agent or toxin

Public health A mass infection from a single contaminated source
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common source outbreak

Epidemiology An outbreak that results from a group of persons being exposed to a common pathogen or toxin Public health A mass infection from a single contaminated source
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