Epidemiological Definitions, Terminology and Classifications with Reference to Fungal Infections of Animals

  • Matthew C. FisherEmail author


Emerging infections caused by fungi have become a widely recognised global phenomenon in animal species and populations worldwide. This chapter details the vocabulary and grammar that is used to discuss such infections. Much of this terminology is specific to the field of mycology, and careful usage is required in the scientific literature and discussion in order to maintain clarity of expression.


Fungal infections Epidemics Epizootics Pandemics Panzootics Endemics Enzootics Outbreaks Transmissible diseases Incidence Prevalence Pathogenicity Virulence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public HealthImperial College LondonLondonUK

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