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Disease Terminology

Acute Disease characterized by abrupt or sudden onset, usually with severe symptoms. Acute disease, as a rule, lasts a comparatively short time-no more than a few weeks.
Chronic Disease charcterized by longer duration, often months or years, it is usually associated with symptoms of less severe intensity.
Communicatible Disease that is transmissible by direct or indirect contact with infection.
Contagius Highly transmissible disease.
Endemic Disease that occurs continuously or recurrently in a paricular geographic region.
Epidemic Disease that attcks simultanously a large number of persons living in a particular geographic region.
Pandemic Disease that occurs more or less over the entire world at the same time.
Created by: dr.randumb