Example sentences for: outbreaks

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

  • •The Moorish conquest of the Balearics was complete by a.d. 903, and except during the periodic outbreaks of violence typical of that time, the Moors devoted themselves to developing the island economy and agri­culture.

  • Meat is the most common source of E. coli O157:H7, but raw milk, vegetables, and fruit juice have carried it in recent outbreaks.

  • In the US the potential for drinking water to be associated with cryptosporidiosis among immunocompetent persons is relevant since most major known outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis involved transmission through contaminated water [ 10 11 15 16 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 ] . Additionally, other modes of transmission are of interest because of published reports implicating them (such as food, travel, institution-associated, sexual behavior, etc.) [ 1 2 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 ] . This study was undertaken as the first population-based study in the United States of risk factors for endemic cryptosporidiosis in immunocompetent persons.

  • Being very local in both time and space, it is different from the previously described signals preceding citywide outbreaks.

  • It may be hard to detect outbreaks that affect only a small part of a single zip code, especially if the background rate of the syndrome is fairly high.


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