case-to-infection ratio

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: ratio - the number of cases of a disease divided by the number of infections with the agent that causes the disease
proportion - the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole
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The low case-to-infection ratio forWPV3 infections requires higher surveillance sensitivity for detection than that required for WPV1.
Because of the low case-to-infection ratio, effective control measures should not be based on response to individual cases.
The extent of virus circulation following importation has not yet been determined (the paralytic case-to-infection ratio is typically 1:200 in a fully susceptible population).