Epidemology

The study of the distribution and determinant of health and diseases, as well as the morbidity, mortality, injuries, disability, and mortality in a population (World Health Organization, 2019).

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World Health Organization. (2019). Epidemiology. Retrieved January 22, 2019 from https://www.who.int/topics/epidemiology/en/

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