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Descriptor in English: Disease Reservoirs
Descriptor in Spanish: Reservorios de Enfermedades
Descriptor in Portuguese: Reservatórios de Doenças
Descriptor in French: Réservoirs de maladies
Entry term(s): Disease Reservoir
Disease Reservoir, Infectious
Disease Reservoirs, Infectious
Infectious Disease Reservoir
Infectious Disease Reservoirs
Reservoir, Disease
Reservoir, Infectious Disease
Reservoirs, Disease
Reservoirs, Infectious Disease
Tree number(s): N06.850.295
Scope note: Animate or inanimate sources which normally harbor disease-causing organisms and thus serve as potential sources of disease outbreaks. Reservoirs are distinguished from vectors (DISEASE VECTORS) and carriers, which are agents of disease transmission rather than continuing sources of potential disease outbreaks.
Annotation: differentiate from DISEASE VECTORS: reservoirs can be animate or inanimate (like swamps, housedust, etc.)
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
MI microbiology
PS parasitology
SN statistics & numerical data
VE veterinary
VI virology
History Note: 67(65)
See also the descriptors: Carrier State MeSH
Disease Vectors MeSH
Zoonoses MeSH
DeCS UI: 22151
Descriptor UI: D004197
Date Established: 1967/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2010/06/25
Disease Reservoirs - Preferred
Concept UI M0006568
Scope note Animate or inanimate sources which normally harbor disease-causing organisms and thus serve as potential sources of disease outbreaks. Reservoirs are distinguished from vectors (DISEASE VECTORS) and carriers, which are agents of disease transmission rather than continuing sources of potential disease outbreaks.
Preferred term Disease Reservoirs
Entry term(s) Disease Reservoir
Disease Reservoir, Infectious
Disease Reservoirs, Infectious
Infectious Disease Reservoir
Infectious Disease Reservoirs
Reservoir, Disease
Reservoir, Infectious Disease
Reservoirs, Disease
Reservoirs, Infectious Disease



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