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What is Epidemiology? | Print |

Epidemiology is a branch of science that deals with the incidence, distribution and control of disease in a population. It is a core public health science. Epidemiologists monitor health trends and statistics to identify groups of people who are affected by various diseases. In addition, epidemiologists investigate cases of disease to determine the source, modes of transmission, and risk factors for disease. This information is then used to implement control measures to prevent the spread of disease.


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