Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Incidence

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_1594

Name

Latin, incidere = occurring.

This term describes the number of new infections, respectively, newly diseased hosts of parasites in a given period.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und Parasitologie, Heinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany