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blockade

Overview page. Subjects: Law — History.

N. an act of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving.

run a blockade (of a ship) manage to enter or leave a blockaded port.

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hulk

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

1 An early (8th–9th century), unwieldy ship of simple construction with a sail, a rounded bow and stern, and without a keel. The remains of one was found downriver from London...

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infection control

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry.

The measures taken by public health physicians, epidemiologists, hospital infection control officers, and others to contain the spread of infections. These include promotion of hygiene...

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infectious diseases

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

Diseases caused by pathogenic organisms, viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, or multicellular parasites. With the exception of viruses, the ease of treating the diseases depends on the...

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isolation

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

n. 1. the separation of a person with an infectious disease from noninfected people. See also quarantine. 2. (in surgery) the separation of a structure from...

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lazarette

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

ˌlæzǝˈret

n. a small compartment below the deck in the after end of a vessel, used for stores.

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notifiable disease

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

(noh-ti-fy-ăbŭl)

a disease that must be reported to a proper officer (usually a Consultant in Communicable Disease Control) of the local authority so that prompt control and...

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pratique

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

A certificate given to a ship when it arrives from a foreign port when the port health officer at the port of arrival is satisfied that the health of all on board is good and that there are...

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relapsing fever

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

An infectious disease caused by bacteria of the genus Borrelia, which is transmitted by ticks or lice and results in recurrent fever. The first episode of fever occurs about a week after...

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securitization

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

The packaging of several non-marketable assets, such as mortgage loans, into bundles which are marketable. Individual mortgages are not generally marketable because there is too much...

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