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Epidemiological Pattern Recognition



Topic 3: Objective

To understand the effect of space as a factor in determining the epidemiologic study of infections.

Spatial distribution patterns of infections or other diseases are just as important as are temporal patterns in describing the epidemiology of a disease (health) in a population. Geographic limits of distribution as well as spatial clusterings within defined localities could be indicative of a true nonrandom pattern of a disease frequency per unit of a population at risk. The basic question to ask here is how disease events relate to and affect spatial distributions.

















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