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An '''outbreak''' is an [[event]] that sometimes cannot be [[wikt:sustainable|controlled]] for several months or years. The word "outbreak" is a [[term]] used in [[epidemiology]]. It describes what happens when a [[disease]] becomes widespread that first thought. An outbreak can affect a small group or affect thousands of people across the world. An outbreak can be [[epidemic]].
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== Types ==
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==Outbreak==  
*Common source - all victims got the disease from the same source (such as [[Pollution|water pollution]])<ref name=cdc>[https://www.cdc.gov/excite/library/glossary.htm#outbreakcommonsource Glossary of Epidemiology Terms], Cdc.gov (2007-04-25). Retrieved on 2010-11-25.</ref>
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Sudden appearance of a disease in a specific geographic area (e.g. neighborhood or community) or population (e.g., adolescents). <br><br> {{stub}}</translate>
**Continuous source - when the disease continues to spread for a longer time.
 
**Point source - when the disease continues to spread for a short time.<ref name=cdc/>
 
*Propagated - disease is spread from person to person.<ref name=cdc/>
 
*Behavioral risk related - disease is spread by a person's behavior such as [[sexually transmitted disease]]s and [[malnutrition]].<ref>[https://www.cdc.gov/doc.do/id/0900f3ec802272e6 ]</ref>
 
*[[Zoonotic disease|Zoonotic]] - disease is spread from animal to animal.
 
;Patterns of an outbreak
 
*[[Endemic]] - a common disease such as [[influenza]], [[measles]], [[mumps]], [[pneumonia]], [[common cold|colds]] and [[smallpox]]. This is characterized by a place, group or activity.
 
*[[Epidemic]] - when the disease affect a large group of people.
 
*[[Pandemic]] - when the disease affects people worldwide.
 
 
 
== References ==
 
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[[Category:Epidemiology]]
 

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Outbreak

Sudden appearance of a disease in a specific geographic area (e.g. neighborhood or community) or population (e.g., adolescents).

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