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Endemic (epidemiology)

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In epidemiology, an infection is said to be endemic in a population when that infection is not spread quickly or not a lot of people are infected for it to become a pandemic.[1] For example, chickenpox is endemic (steady state) in the United Kingdom, but malaria is not.

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  1. "Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice, Third Edition An Introduction to Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved April 19, 2018.