Glossary Of Epidemiological Terms

  title={Glossary Of Epidemiological Terms},
  author={Adam H. Fox},
Carrier: A person or animal without apparent disease who harbours a specific infectious agent and is capable of transmitting the agent to others. The carrier state may occur in an individual with an infection that is unapparent throughout its course (known as asymptomatic carrier), or during the incubation period, convalescence, and post convalescence of an individual with a clinically recognizable disease. The carrier state may be of short or long duration (transient carrier or chronic carrier… CONTINUE READING