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Methods aimed at preventing growth of infectious agents such as bacteria

Antisepsis

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Infectious disease that occurs regularly in a particular area

Endemic

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Infectious disease that affects individuals in unusually high numbers

Epidemic

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Study of the transmission of infectious disease

Epidemiology

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Worldwide epidemic

Pandemic

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Biological agent of disease, such as a bacterium, virus, protozoan or fungus

Pathogen

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Enforced isolation of an infected individual to prevent further infection

Quarantine

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Referring to an infectious disease that occurs occasionally and unpredictably

Sporadic

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Organism that can carry or transfer a stage of a disease parasite into the body

Vector organism