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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 20: Epidemiology Important Point: Common Terms Common Terms Fraction that get sick! Pathogen Reservoirs Humans are the most important reservoir of human infectious disease. Pathogen Transmission Portals of Entry Portals of Exit Common-Source Outbreak Cholera! The Broad Street Pump. Common-Source Outbreak The Broad Street Pump. Individual cases of (deaths from) cholera. Common-Source Outbreak Sewage contamination of drinking water. Propagating Epidemic Epidemic spreads via multiple sources. Pandemic Index case. Pandemic Zoonoses Zoonoses are Human Diseases with Animal Reservoirs. Zoonoses Toxoplasmosis Modes of Transmission Contact Transmission Rhinovirus? Direct-Contact Transmission Direct Fecal-Oral Transmission Giardiasis in daycare centers. Indirect-Contact Transmission Beddings are an example of a Fomite, an inanimate object that can transmit pathogens between people. Methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aurius (MRSA)? Indirect-Contact Transmission Door knobs are another good example of a fomite....
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This note was uploaded on 06/03/2011 for the course MCB 205 taught by Professor Abedon during the Spring '11 term at Ohio State.

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