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Endemic disease

Introduction: Endemic disease

Description of Endemic disease

Endemic disease: A disease constantly found in a certain location or amongst certain population groups.

Endemic disease: a disease that is constantly present to a greater or lesser degree in people of a certain class or in people living in a particular location.
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Endemic disease: The constant presence of diseases or infectious agents within a given geographic area or population group. It may also refer to the usual prevalence of a given disease with such area or group. It includes holoendemic and hyperendemic diseases. A holoendemic disease is one for which a high prevalent level of infection begins early in life and affects most of the child population, leading to a state of equilibrium such that the adult population shows evidence of the disease much less commonly than do children (malaria in many communities is a holoendemic disease). A hyperendemic disease is one that is constantly present at a high incidence and/or prevalence rate and affects all groups equally. (Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 3d ed, p53, 78, 80).
Source: MeSH 2007

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Broader terms for Endemic disease

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Hierarchical classifications of Endemic disease

The following list attempts to classify Endemic disease into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • disease
  • illness,malady,sickness,unwellness
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

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