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Carriers may spread the infectious agent to others. Casejatality rate: Number of deaths of a specific disease divided by the number of cases x 100. " As T lymphocytes are now recognized as playing an important role in both, the term T-cell immunity is being more widely used. Chemoprophylaxis: Administration of a chemical or antibiotic for the prevention of infection or to prevent the development of disease in a person already infected. , skin, epithelium) without eV9king a tissue or immune response.

II. 12. Chapter 28 XXXV Pathogenesis and Immunity .................................................. 566 Patterns of Host Response ................................................... 568 Control and Prevention ..................................................... 570 Unresolved Problems ....................................................... 571 References ............................................................... 571 Suggested Reading .........................................................

Definitions A working understanding of the terms commonly used in epidemiology and infectious diseases may be helpful to the student, microbiologist, and clinician unfamiliar with them. They are derived from those in Viral Infections of Humans(69) and from the APHA handbook entitled Control of Communicable Disease in Man. (8) The book A Dictionary of Epidemiology(109) provides a full complement of definitions of the terms used in epidemiology. For convenience, most rates are expressed as the number per 100,000 persons at risk.

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