Glossary

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March 27, 2018 @ 15:22 PM

There’s no shortage of jargon when it comes to discuss issues around vaccination, so we’ve compiled a list explaining commonly terms to help demystify the subject.

Epidemic

A term used when the number of new cases or a disease – in a particular population, at a particular time – substantially exceeds what would be expected.

Eradication

In immunology, a disease is said to be eradicated when it has been completely wiped out.