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Epidemiology of Infections

This lecture defines various terms like disease, infection, colonization, communicable diseases, contamination, pollution, Reservoirs of infections, carrier, host, susceptibility, mutualism, commensalism, parasitism, spectrum of an infectious disease, impairment, disability, handicap, communicable period, incubation period, prodromal period, convalescent period, generation time, serial interval, source, contact, suspect, fomites, nosocomial infections, cross infection, infestation, zoonosis, pandemic, epidemic, endemic, sporadic, surveillance, isolation, segregation, quarantine, eradication, control, disinfection, sterilization, infectious agent, immunization and health education etc.

It also discusses the dynamics of infectious disease and its control.

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