case-to-infection ratio


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Synonyms for case-to-infection ratio

the number of cases of a disease divided by the number of infections with the agent that causes the disease

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The low case-to-infection ratio forWPV3 infections requires higher surveillance sensitivity for detection than that required for WPV1.
Because of the low case-to-infection ratio, power to identify risk factors may have been reduced.
In addition to active surveillance for encephalitis cases, studies are under way to determine risk, if any, for human-to-human transmission among health-care workers and family members, to confirm the source of human infection (presumedly pigs), to define specific risk factors associated with exposures to pigs and tissues from infected animals, and to determine the case-to-infection ratio and the epidemiology of this infection in pigs.