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Epidemiological Pattern Recognition



Topic 2: Introduction

Time is one of the important variables used in the description of patterns of occurrence of diseases (infections) in populations. Time in itself may not affect the presence or absence of an infection per se; however, through time, the influence of other determinants such as climate (season), light, age, demographic changes, nutrition, etc. are superimposed and the effects that one sees over time may be indicative of the pattern of long or short term occurrence of some disease entity (whatever the underlying causes may be).















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