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An illness that arises from an infectious agent or its toxic product from an infected person, animal or reservoir.

Communicable disease (duh)

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The epidemiologic triangle involves:

Agent, host, environment

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disease that occurs occasionally in a population at irregular intervals

sporadic disease

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disease continually present in a population at a steady level

endemic disease

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a slight increase in the level of disease over endemic level

outbreak

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disease acquired by many hosts in a given area in a short time with sudden increase of morbidity

epidemic disease

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worldwide epidemic

pandemic disease

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Law on reporting of notifiable diseases

R.A. 3573

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Mode of transmission. Requires close association. Portal of entry same as exit.

Direct

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Mode of transmission. One person to another through intermediates. Portal of entry same as portal of exit.

Indirect

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Epidemic type. Single source characterized by sudden increase in case numbers.

Common-source

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Epidemic type. Multiple possible sources and characterized by prolonged but slower rise in case numbers

host-to-host epidemic (hoes to hoes epidemic #alamna)