Example sentences for: outbreak

How can you use “outbreak” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Ostroff is not sorry that it took so long to realize that what seemed like an encephalitis outbreak in New York City was really an infestation of the West Nile virus in Chicago.

  • As with the Poisson- and Bernoulli-based prospective space–time scan statistics [27], the space–time permutation scan statistic utilizes thousands or millions of overlapping cylinders to define the scanning window, each being a possible candidate for an outbreak.

  • Note 9: "Thus interpreted, the Nazi extermination both justifies the necessity of Israel and accounts for all hostility directed at it: The Jewish state is the only safeguard against the next outbreak of homicidal anti-Semitism and, conversely, homicidal anti-Semitism is behind every attack on, or even defensive maneuver against, the Jewish state.

  • They tested their theory by using analytical methods to show that, first, ignoring the incubation period or, second, assuming exponentially distributed incubation and infectious periods (when including the incubation period) always resulted in underestimating the basic reproductive ratio of an infection from outbreak data.

  • The World Trade Center and anthrax terrorist attacks in 2001, as well as the recent West Nile virus and SARS outbreaks, have motivated many public health departments to develop early disease outbreak detection systems using non-diagnostic information, often derived from electronic data collected for other purposes (“syndromic surveillance”) [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17].


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