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    Climate

    Average meteorological conditions over a specified time period, usually at least a month, resulting from interactions among the atmosphere, oceans, and land surface. Climate...
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    Sampling

    The act, process, or technique of selecting a representative part of a population for the purpose of determining parameters or characteristics of the whole population
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    Vector

    An animal, most often an arthropod, which picks up the pathogen from an infected person or animal and transmits it to a susceptible individual.
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    Foodborne Outbreak

    An incidence, observed under given circumstances, of two or more human cases of the same disease and/or infection, or a situation in which the observed number of human cases...
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    Serotype

    A group of closely related microorganisms distinguished by a characteristic set of antigens; alsothe set of antigens characteristic of such a group
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    Food Safety Objective (FSO)

    The maximum frequency and/or concentration of a hazard in a food at the time of consumption that provides or contributes to the appropriate level of protection (ALOP).
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    Continous Series Of Lots

    A series of lots produced, manufactured or commercialised on a continuous manner, under conditions presumed uniform. The inspection of a continuous series of lots can only be...
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    Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)

    Term not used in this sector
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    One Health Surveillance (OHS) (Data) Harmonization Framework

    Concept to facilitate the adoption of the One Health Surveillance Codex including development of required resources (e.g. data standards and software tools) => sum of OH...
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    Arthropod-borne

    Capable of being transmitted by insect and tick or mites (arthropod) vectors.
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    Epidemic

    The condition in which a disease spreads rapidly through a community in which that disease is normally not present or is present at a low level.
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    Health Inequalities

    Differences in health status or in the distribution of health determinants between different population groups.
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    Pathological

    Indicative of, or caused by, a disease or condition.
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    Cluster

    An aggregation of cases of a disease, injury, or other health condition (particularly cancer and birth defects) in a circumscribed area during a particular period without regard...
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    Continuing Source Epidemic (Outbreak)

    An epidemic in which new cases of disease occur over a long period, indicating persistence of the disease source.
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    Antibiotic

    A drug that kills or stops the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics are a type of antimicrobial. Penicillin and ciprofloxacin are examples of antibiotics.
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    Phylogenetic Tree

    Branching diagram that illustrates the lines of evolutionary descent of different biological species, organisms, or genes from a common ancestor based upon similarities and...
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    Food Law

    The laws, regulations and administrative provisions governing food in general, and food safety in particular, whether at Community or national level; it covers any stage of...
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    Passive Surveillance

    Observer-initiated provision of animal health related data (e.g. voluntary notification of suspect disease) or the use of existing data for surveillance. Decisions about whether...
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    Performance Indicator

    A quantitative or qualitative measurement, or any other criterion, by which the performance, efficiency, achievement, etc of a person or organization can be assessed, often by...
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