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 (ĕp′ĭ-dē′mē-ŏl′ə-jē, -dĕm′ē-)
The branch of medicine that deals with the study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.

[Medieval Latin epidēmia, an epidemic; see epidemic + -logy.]

ep′i·de′mi·o·log′ic (-ə-lŏj′ĭk), ep′i·de′mi·o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
ep′i·de′mi·o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
ep′i·de′mi·ol′o·gist n.
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Adj.1.epidemiological - of or relating to epidemiology; "epidemiological studies"


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3] All these complications are now epidemiologically demonstrated to occur in patients with chronic HCV infection, but they were well-established consequences of excessive iron storage; this, in turn, may be a consequence of several viral diseases, as reminded by Zou and Sun.
In our study, an outbreak of STEC O157 infection in eastern England was epidemiologically linked to visiting a wildlife park.
Phylogenetic evidence pointed to wild birds, eg, African sacred ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus), in the dissemination of H7N1 LPAI to ostriches in the Eastern and Western Cape provinces during 2012, in separate incidents that could not be epidemiologically linked.
It was important to publish this report to give us a sample of local disease profile over a span of time and also to gain and share experience in the genesis of a developing registry wherein greater volume of identical datasets entered from various centers will provide a greater opportunity to understand and resolve issues in the recording of epidemiologically sound information.
A total of 383 people developed measles in this outbreak; 380 were Amish, and the other 3 were epidemiologically linked to the Amish community.
Results from pairwise comparisons among all sequences across a core genome of approximately 5 million base pairs revealed a maximum of 38 SNPs between any two isolates related to the outbreak investigation, versus a minimum of 2,900 SNPs between any single outbreak isolate and the epidemiologically unlinked isolate (sequence files available from the National Center for Biotechnology Information: Pennsylvania isolates Bioproject PRJNA344472; Iowa isolates Bioproject PRJNA345021; epidemiologically unlinked isolate RefSeq Assembly Accession GCF_001307335.
We think there is a lot to be done, both epidemiologically and behaviorally, to see what is going on.
While a confirmed case is a laboratory-confirmed or linked epidemiologically to a laboratory-confirmed case
The ICD-10 code seeks to precisely define each disease, condition, and injury into a quantifiable form that "Big Data" will be able to analyze epidemiologically and economically.
In this paper, more data on individual leprosy cases is examined in order to explain more fully what is happening epidemiologically.
The California Department of Public Health said at least 58 of the cases of the highly infectious disease in the state have been epidemiologically linked to the Disneyland cluster.
Lane County Public Health officials Tuesday confirmed a case of measles in Lane County that's believed to be linked epidemiologically to the so-called Disneyland Cluster in Southern California.

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