Communicable disease outbreaks: Describing an epidemic
Ward, J. E.
Communicable disease outbreaks: Describing an epidemic.
AJGP: Australian Journal of General Practice, 49 (Suppl. 14).
The role of the general practitioner (GP) as the medical expert at the centre of Australia’s multidisciplinary primary healthcare system is never more acute than when populations are threatened by a communicable disease epidemic. This series is a refresher covering key concepts. This first article sets the scene by explaining terms used by public health authorities.
epidemic, communicable disease, COVID-19, general practitioner (GP), role, terms used by public health authorities