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Endemic Diseases MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Endemic Diseases
Tree Number(s)
N06.850.392
Unique ID
D019353
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019353
Annotation
note category; do not confuse with epidemic diseases (= EPIDEMICS ); coordinate with specific disease /‌epidemiol & specify geographic location if pertinent
Scope Note
The constant presence of diseases or infectious agents within a given geographic area or population group. It may also refer to the usual prevalence of a given disease with such area or group. It includes holoendemic and hyperendemic diseases. A holoendemic disease is one for which a high prevalent level of infection begins early in life and affects most of the child population, leading to a state of equilibrium such that the adult population shows evidence of the disease much less commonly than do children (malaria in many communities is a holoendemic disease). A hyperendemic disease is one that is constantly present at a high incidence and/or prevalence rate and affects all groups equally. (Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 3d ed, p53, 78, 80)
Entry Version
ENDEMIC DIS
Previous Indexing
specific disease/epidemiology (1966-1996)
Public MeSH Note
97
History Note
97
Date Established
1997/01/01
Date of Entry
1996/06/10
Revision Date
2019/05/24
Endemic Diseases Preferred
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