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Descriptor English:   Epidemiology 
Descriptor Spanish:   Epidemiología 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Epidemiologia 
Tree Number:   H02.403.720.500
Definition English:   Field of medicine concerned with the determination of causes, incidence, and characteristic behavior of disease outbreaks affecting human populations. It includes the interrelationships of host, agent, and environment as related to the distribution and control of disease. 
Indexing Annotation English:   SPEC only: SPEC qualif; prefer /epidemiol with diseases: Manual 19.7+, 19.8.31; do not confuse with TOPOGRAPHY, MEDICAL: epidemiol emphasizes disease outbreaks & disease-related conditions, topography emphasizes geography-related events; DF: EPIDEMIOL
Entry Combination - descr/qualif English:   Epidemiology/methods use Epidemiologic Methods
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
CL classification EC economics
ED education ES ethics
HI history IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence OG organization & administration
ST standards SN statistics & numerical data
TD trends  
Record Number:   28566 
Unique Identifier:   D004813 

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