public health risk

Dutch translation: risico voor de volksgezondheid

English term or phrase:public health risk
Dutch translation:risico voor de volksgezondheid
Entered by: Erik van Vliet

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21:55 May 31, 2020
English to Dutch translations [PRO]
COVID-19 - Medical - Medical (general)
Additional field(s): Government / Politics, Medical: Health Care, Journalism
English term or phrase: public health risk
Definition from Queensland Health:
A public health risk is something that is likely to be harmful to human health or contribute to disease in humans, such as germs carried by rats, mice and mosquitoes. Harmful germs came can also be transmitted from waste, water, dead or living animals and harmful substances in the environment.

Example sentence(s):
  • WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic poses a grave and imminent public health risk, with more than 1.4 million documented cases and 90,000 recorded fatalities in the United States alone. Unity Group of Chattanooga
  • The mayor said on Tuesday that the decision to reschedule the marathon from April to September was made with the hope that the disease "would no longer be a significant public health risk." While Massachusetts is planning to lift its ban on some businesses and activities next week, large public gatherings have been banned through Labor Day — a week before the race's new date. Star Tribune
  • McGovern Says Reconvening Congress Poses Public Health Risk, Calls For Remote Voting WGBH
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risico voor de volksgezondheid
Iets dat de gezondheid van (een deel van) de bevolking in gevaar kan brengen.
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4 +2risico voor de volksgezondheid
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risico voor de volksgezondheid

Definition from own experience or research:
Iets dat de gezondheid van (een deel van) de bevolking in gevaar kan brengen.

Example sentence(s):
  • Bruine rat gezien: is er een risico voor de volksgezondheid? - RIVM  
Erik van Vliet
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Yes  Edith van der Have
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Yes  Barend van Zadelhoff
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