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Preferred Term:

disease reservoirs

Definition:
Animate or inanimate sources which harbor disease-causing organisms and thus serve as potential sources of disease outbreaks. Reservoirs should be distinguished from vectors and carriers, which are agents of disease transmission rather than continuing sources of potential disease outbreaks.
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Entry Terms:
  • reservoirs (disease)
  • reservoir hosts
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/34044
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