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Herd Immunity (Herd Protection)

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A communicable disease introduced into a susceptible population will spread through that population at a speed determined by its virulence and incubation period. If enough people in the population (the "herd") are immune, then spread of the infection may be interrupted and even stopped.

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