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Glossary of Principles of Disease and Epidemiology

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1. Know the definitions of each of the following: epidemiology, commensalism, etiology, parasitism, mutualism, endemic, epidemic, pandemic
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1. How does the incidence of a disease differ from the prevalence of a disease?
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1. What is the definition of an infectious disease?
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1. Are all infectious diseases communicable diseases? Why or why not?
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1. What is the difference between an infection and a disease?
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1. How does an acute disease differ from a chronic disease? From a latent disease? Name a m/o that causes an acute disease, a chronic disease, and a latent disease.
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1. What is a systemic infection? A local infection?
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1. What is a zoonotic disease?
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1. Where do the m/os that cause disease in humans hide out? That is, where are they when they are not causing disease in a population of people?
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1. How are m/os transmitted to people?
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1. What is a nosocomial infection?
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1. What does the CDC do?
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1. List the 5 stages of an infectious disease.
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