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(ep?i-de-me-ol'o-je) [ epi- + Gr. demos, people + -logy]
The study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states and events in populations and the application of this study to the control of health problems. Epidemiology is concerned with the study of epidemic diseases caused by infectious agents and with health-related phenomena including accidents, suicide, climate, toxic agents (e.g., lead, air pollution), and catastrophes due to ionizing radiation.
See: pharmacoepidemiologyepidemiologicepidemiological (ep?i-de-me-o-loj'ik) (ep?i-de-me-o-loj'i-kal), adjective
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"In this way, the epidemiological investigation of the case is guaranteed before 48 hours and the timely obtaining of laboratory samples," said the director of the CDC.
The epidemiological situation on tuberculosis, viral hepatitis, acute enteric infection is stable.
According to preliminary epidemiological forecast, the incidence of ARVI and flu is expected to increase from January 2018, as in previous years (2015, 2014, 2013).
The objective is also to review national reports on the epidemiological surveillance of drug addiction and to provide more guidance on the development and completion of reports.
The patient's wife will be subject to a genetic test, with his company colleagues to be under an epidemiological investigation.
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It includes a 10-year epidemiological forecast of the one-year and lifetime prevalent cases of GAD segmented by sex, and age (in five-year increments beginning at 18 years and ending at =85 years) in these markets.
The Spokesman of the Ministry of Health Faisal bin Saeed Al-Zahrani explained that the Ministry of Health raised the level of alert and preparedness towards emergency and developments relating to all diseases during the Hajj season this year, especially Corona virus, strengthened the epidemiological and preventive surveillance of this virus and other disease procedures.
Half the epidemiological studies with information about menopausal hormone use and ovarian cancer remain unpublished and as retrospective studies may be biased, the intent of this study was to assess, with minimal bias, the effect of hormone therapy and ovarian cancer risk using data from all epidemiological studies of ovarian cancer, published and unpublished.
KEY WORDS: Filariasis, epidemiological mapping, morbidity management, health information and monitoring, spatial analysis, disease surveillance, health-care management
He said the samples had been sent to epidemiological laboratory Lahore for bacteriological test.
The seminar was attended by the heads of hospitals and sanitary and epidemiological services of Chui region.

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