endemic disease


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en·dem·ic dis·ease

continued prevalence of a disease in a specific population or area.
See also: endemic, enzootic.
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endemic disease

Epidemiology The presence of a disease or infectious agent in a given geographic area or population group; ED also refers to the usual prevalence of a given disease in an area or group
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en·dem·ic dis·ease

(en-dem'ik di-zēz')
Continued prevalence of a disease in a specific population or geographic area.
See also: endemic
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Endemic disease

An infectious disease that occurs frequently in a specific geographical locale. The disease often occurs in cycles. Influenza is an example of an endemic disease.
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The organizational structure of the AML consists of the Headquarters, Occupational/Environmental Health, Nuclear/Biological/Chemical, and Endemic Disease Sections.
Although rapidly growing, these communities were still not large enough to become pools of endemic disease. Acute crowd infections remained epidemic, arriving at the major ports and moving back and forth between colonies.
This in turn could lead to measles re-establishing itself as an endemic disease.'
Paper author Vincent Jansen, said: "We are approaching the danger zone where measles could once again become an endemic disease in the UK."
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It is an endemic disease occurring in pigs in Southeast Asia, including Hong Kong,'' the spokeswoman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said.
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