• Definition for "index case"
    • the first reported situation of a disease a…
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    • an individual who first attracts awareness…
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index case definition

  • noun:
    • the first reported situation of a disease a part of an epidemiologic study.
    • the initial recorded case of an illness that's contained in an epidemiological study
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