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Definition: 'Endemic Stability'

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endemic stability

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. a situation in which all factors influencing disease occurrence are relatively stable, resulting in little fluctuation in disease incidence over time; changes in one or more of these factors (reduction in proportion of individuals with immunity from exposure to infectious agent) can lead to an unstable situation in which major disease outbreaks occur.

Synonyms: enzootic stability



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