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Unformatted text preview: SYNERGISTIC GAS GANGRENE Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases: Classify these: TB, Influenza, Measles, Tetanus, Appendicitis, botulism. Communicable diseases: can be sporadic, endemic, or epidemic. Epidemiologists study communicable disease incidence and prevalence. Prevalence is the proportion of people in a population with a disease. Incidence is the amount of people with the disease. Epidemiology studies why and how people within populations get a disease and how the disease progresses through the population. They study ways to stem a disease so that it affects fewer people and try to stop it. The Communicable Disease Center in Atlanta studies epidemiology and reports every week on the state of health and the progress of various diseases across the United states. Would you like to read the weely issue? Click here for a copy of this week's. Free subscriptions too at:...
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09