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COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION [1 record]

Record 1 2020-07-27

English

Subject field(s)
  • Epidemiology
  • Human Diseases - Various
DEF

The transmission of an infectious disease among a group of people that is not linked to contact with a person returning from a known area of infection or with a person known to be infected.

OBS

community spread; community transmission: The terms "community spread" and "community transmission" are both used to refer to the same concept even though the terms "spread" and "transmission" are not synonyms.

OBS

Not to be confused with local transmission.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Épidémiologie
  • Maladies humaines diverses
DEF

Transmission d'une maladie infectieuse dans un groupe de personnes qui n'est pas attribuable au contact avec une personne revenant d'une région où il y a des cas d'infection ou avec une personne infectée.

OBS

Ne pas confondre avec la transmission locale.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Epidemiología
  • Enfermedades humanas varias
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