Disease Outbreak

"An outbreak that occurs in greater number than expected in a particular community, geographical area, or season. An outbreak may occur in a limited geographical area or may spread over several countries" (SEARO, 2019).


SEARO. (2019). Disease Outbreaks. Retrieved January 22, 2019 from http://www.searo.who.int/topics/disease_outbreaks/en/

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