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Epidemiology is the study of?

Disease occurrence in human population

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Disease Cases is also known as?

Existing/newly diagnosed case

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Incidence is defined as?

Number of new cases arising in a POPULATION AT RISK within stated time period

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Define Prevalence.

Number of new/old/existing cases within a SPECIFIC POPULATION AND TIME PERIOD

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Define Epidemics.

High number of cases of an infectious disease in a COMMUNITY

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What is Pandemics?

High number of cases in many REGIONS

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Define Communicable Diseases.

Infections spread from person to person