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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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Using genome sequencing, researchers from the University of British Columbia, along with colleagues at the Imperial College in London, now have the ability to determine when a tuberculosis (TB) outbreak is over.
In addition, we searched abstracts from major infectious disease and epidemiology conferences and searched records from CDC's Mycotic Diseases Branch for information about unpublished outbreaks and about details of investigations published as conference abstracts.
Local, state, and federal public health officials submit reports on multistate foodborne disease outbreaks to CDC's Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System, which is part of CDC's National Outbreak Reporting System.
Based on the evidence submitted via BELA, and investigated by the BfR, the same two categories topped the grocery vehicles involved in 2013's food-borne disease outbreaks as in previous years; meat, meat products and sausages, and ready meals and prepared foods.
21 in Emerging Infectious Diseases, also found states where the sale of raw milk was legal had more than twice the rate of outbreaks as states that do not allow the sale of raw milk.
Norovirus outbreaks are very difficult to contain due to the fact that the pathogen is highly contagious.
The study, written in collaboration with colleagues from Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, reviews the outbreak and outlines recommendations to protect public health in the event of any future outbreaks of serious pneumococcal disease.
Jones presented data on a search of restaurant-associated outbreaks appearing in the medical literature from 1973 to the present.
A new analysis suggests that this outbreak, which killed 254 people, also claimed more than 5,500 western-lowland gorillas.
Oftentimes, outbreaks go without protection programs.
The median number of outbreaks of genital herpes each year was five.
The outbreaks occurred between May and September 2005, and all of them involved mass catering settings--one hospital, one meals-on-wheels service, one restaurant, and two nursing homes.