pseudooutbreak

pseudooutbreak

(sū-dō-out'brāk),
Episode of increased disease incidence due to enhanced surveillance or other factor not related to the disease under study.
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Pseudooutbreak of Mycobacterium abscessus infection caused by laboratory contamination.
a novel species related to Mycobacterium abscessus and associated with clinical disease, pseudooutbreaks and contaminated metalworking fluids: an international cooperative study on Mycobacterial taxonomy.
The surveillance of listeriosis in England and Wales is passive, and such systems are prone to both underascertainment and pseudooutbreaks following increased interest in the public health community.