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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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At the time of the outbreak, there were no standard procedures to manage outbreaks of pneumococcal pneumonia.
WASHINGTON -- Publication bias creates a skewed picture of the true prevalence of restaurant-associated food-borne disease outbreaks in the United States, and this can lead to misdiagnosis, said Dr.
It is only since the outbreak that the Drinking Water Inspectorate has reviewed and issued new guidance to the industry and has begun a consultation process on changes to the relevant water quality regulations.
Although counting dead animals in the African bush is a practical impossibility, researchers in the Congo were well positioned to quantify the recent outbreak.
coli outbreak has caused 50 people in eight states to become ill and is suspected in one death, according to the FDA.
The last Ontario outbreak of jack pine budworm in the 1980s severely affected 3.
Their odds also increased with the number of sex acts per month and with the number of outbreaks per year.
The first outbreak occurred in a hospital, and patients and staff members reported acute gastroenteritis.
The Kenyan outbreak followed a poor harvest of maize that had been damaged and made susceptible to mold by drought.
Experts warn that a single outbreak of FMD could require the destruction of tens of millions of cattle and result in a worldwide ban of U.
Botulism in Argentina" was based on a real-life outbreak investigation (Villar R, 1999) and a traditional print-based classroom case study of the same name.
The outbreak has intensified the European debate about food safety and modern agricultural production.