Flashcards in Lec 02 Control of Communicable Diseases Deck (12)
An illness that arises from an infectious agent or its toxic product from an infected person, animal or reservoir.
Communicable disease (duh)
The epidemiologic triangle involves:
Agent, host, environment
disease that occurs occasionally in a population at irregular intervals
disease continually present in a population at a steady level
a slight increase in the level of disease over endemic level
disease acquired by many hosts in a given area in a short time with sudden increase of morbidity
Law on reporting of notifiable diseases
Mode of transmission. Requires close association. Portal of entry same as exit.
Mode of transmission. One person to another through intermediates. Portal of entry same as portal of exit.
Epidemic type. Single source characterized by sudden increase in case numbers.