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2.3.3 The Future of infectious Disease Control

(a) Epidemiology
Epidemiology is the study of occurrence, distribution and control of diseases in populations.
Incidence-The number of new cases of a specific illness diagnosed or reported during a
stated time period
Incidence rate- The incidence divided by the number of people at…

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Biological- TB
1. Skin test for TB infection & chest X-ray to confirm
2. Identifying source of infection e.g. through contract tracing, taking personal history
which may include migration / travelling details
3. Explaining to the patient the nature of the disease
4. Treatment of disease including monitoring of symptoms…

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developed for the long term health of the population


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