Epidemology

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Medical Microbiology (Basics) Flashcards on Epidemology, created by gina_evans0312 on 26/01/2014.

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Question Answer
Symptoms Subjective characteristics felt only by the patient
Sign Objective measurement/observation made by another person
Endogenous Infectio Where source and host are the same
Exogenous Infection Where pathogen source is external to host
Sporadic Few cases, fairly spread out
Endemic Low spread but many local cases
Epidemic Rapid spread above normal rate in local area
Pandemic Rapid spread above normal rate, globally
Outbreak Similar to epidemic
Incidence No of new cases per define population
Prevelence Total no of cases per defined population
Mortality Deaths caused by agent per standard pop
Morbidity No of infected people showing symptoms
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