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In epidemiology, an outbreak is a sudden increase in occurrences of a disease in a particular time and place. It may affect a small and localized group or impact upon thousands of people across an entire continent. Four linked cases of a rare infectious disease may be sufficient to constitute an outbreak. Outbreaks include epidemics, which term is normally only used for infectious diseases, as well as diseases with an environmental origin, such as a water or foodborne disease. They may affect a region in a country or a group of countries. Pandemics are near-global disease outbreaks when mu ...

Boonah crisis

HMAT Boonah was built in Germany in 1912 for the Australian trade, and known as the Melbourne. In Sydney at the outbreak of World War I in 1914, she was seized by the Commonwealth Government, renamed Boonah, and hastily converted to a troopship. In October 1918, near the end of the war, Boonah was the last Australian troop ship to leave Fremantle, Western Australia, bound for the Middle East. Carrying about 1200 soldiers of the First Australian Imperial Force, she arrived in Durban, South Africa just three days after the armistice was signed and on hearing the news, made arrangements to re ...

Diseases and epidemics of the 19th century

Diseases and epidemics of the 19th century included long-standing epidemic threats such as smallpox, typhus and yellow fever. In addition, cholera emerged as an epidemic threat and spread worldwide in six pandemics in the nineteenth century. The third plague pandemic emerged in China in the mid-nineteenth century and spread worldwide in the 1890s.


ⓘ Disease outbreaks

  • infectious disease may be sufficient to constitute an outbreak Outbreaks include epidemics, which term is normally only used for infectious diseases as well
  • In 2015, there were two outbreaks of Legionnaires disease in the Bronx, New York City, United States. Between January and August 2015, one hundred and
  • This is a list of Legionnaires disease outbreaks Legionnaire s is a potentially fatal infectious disease caused by gram negative, aerobic bacteria belonging
  • during Legionnaires outbreaks based on symptom onset dates from past outbreaks In this way, the eventual likely size of an outbreak can be predicted, enabling
  • illness outbreaks by death toll 2008 Canada listeriosis outbreak 2008 Chinese milk scandal 2011 Escherichia coli O104: H4 outbreak Minamata disease Niigata
  • list of Ebola outbreaks records the known occurrences of Ebola hemorrhagic fever, a highly infectious and acutely lethal viral disease that has afflicted
  • FMD. China is still reporting FMD outbreaks In 2007, reports filed with the OIE documented new or ongoing outbreaks in the provinces of Gansu, Qinghai
  • part of modern disease surveillance is the practice of disease case reporting. In modern times, reporting incidences of disease outbreaks has been transformed
  • drinking water outbreaks in the United States, WBDOSS now includes outbreaks associated with recreational water, as well as outbreaks associated with
  • investigators quickly discovered outbreaks of respiratory disease caused by L. pneumophila dating back to 1959. An outbreak of what was dubbed Pontiac fever
  • sources reported an outbreak of an unidentified skin disease in the Ba Tơ District of Quảng Ngãi Province, Vietnam. The disease is reported to begin