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Active search for disease in an apparently healthy individual is called:

 # Active search for disease in an apparently healthy individual is called:
A. Monitoring
B. Screening
C. Sentinel surveillance
D. Case finding


The correct answer is B. Screening.

The active search for disease among apparently healthy people is a fundamental aspect of prevention. This is embodied in screening, which has been defined as "the search for unrecognized disease or defect by means of rapidly applied tests, examinations or other procedures in apparently healthy individuals."

Reference: Park's Textbook of Preventive and Social Medicine, 23rd Edition, Page NO. 135

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