What is EPIDEMIOLOGY?

Study of distribution, pattern, and cause of diseases in a specific population. The objective is to determine and trace events and reasons causing epidemic-like situations. Resulting information leads to more effective plans, policies, and containments protecting the population by public health authorities.

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