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Nosocomial infection
A __________ infection is one not evident or present at admission to a hospital but acquire as a result of a hospital stay. Caused by opportunistic pathogens.
Emerging infectious diseases
_________ _________ diseases are ones that are new or changing, showing an increase in incidence in the recent past or a potential for increase in the near future.
Epidemiology
The science that deals with the transmission of diseases in the human population, and where and when they occur, is called _____________.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
What does CDC stand for?
Notifiable diseases
Diseases that physicians must report cases to the Public Health Service.