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Epidemic vs. Pandemic

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Epidemicnoun

A widespread disease that affects many individuals in a population.

Pandemicadjective

Widespread; general.

Epidemicnoun

(epidemiology) An occurrence of a disease or disorder in a population at a frequency higher than that expected in a given time period.

Pandemicadjective

(medicine) Epidemic over a wide geographical area and affecting a large proportion of the population.

‘World War I might have continued indefinitely if not for a pandemic outbreak of influenza.’;

Epidemicadjective

Like or having to do with an epidemic; widespread

‘Epidemic hysteria occurred upon the incumbent’s reelection.’;

Pandemicnoun

A pandemic disease; a disease that hits a wide geographical area and affects a large proportion of the population.

Epidemicadjective

Common to, or affecting at the same time, a large number in a community; - applied to a disease which, spreading widely, attacks many persons at the same time; as, an epidemic disease; an epidemic catarrh, fever, etc. See Endemic.

Pandemicadjective

Affecting a whole people or a number of countries; everywhere epidemic.

Epidemicadjective

Spreading widely, or generally prevailing; affecting great numbers, as an epidemic does; as, epidemic rage; an epidemic evil.

‘It was the epidemical sin of the nation.’;

Pandemicnoun

an epidemic that is geographically widespread; occurring throughout a region or even throughout the world

Epidemicnoun

An epidemic disease.

Pandemicadjective

epidemic over a wide geographical area;

‘a pandemic outbreak of malaria’;

Epidemicnoun

Anything which takes possession of the minds of people as an epidemic does of their bodies; as, an epidemic of terror.

Pandemicadjective

existing everywhere;

‘pandemic fear of nuclear war’;

Epidemicnoun

a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time

Pandemicadjective

(of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world.

Epidemicadjective

(especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously;

‘an epidemic outbreak of influenza’; ‘diseases endemic to the tropics’; ‘endemic malaria’; ‘food shortages and starvation are endemic in certain parts of the world’;

Pandemicnoun

an outbreak of a pandemic disease

‘the results may have been skewed by an influenza pandemic’;

Epidemicnoun

a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time

‘a flu epidemic’;

Pandemic

A pandemic (from Greek πᾶν, pan, and δῆμος, demos, the 'crowd') is an epidemic of an infectious disease that has spread across a large region, for instance multiple continents or worldwide, affecting a substantial number of people. A widespread endemic disease with a stable number of infected people is not a pandemic.

‘all’; ‘local people’;

Epidemicnoun

a sudden, widespread occurrence of an undesirable phenomenon

‘an epidemic of violent crime’;

Epidemicadjective

of the nature of an epidemic

‘shoplifting has reached epidemic proportions’;

Epidemic

An epidemic (from Greek ἐπί epi and δῆμος demos ) is the rapid spread of disease to a large number of people in a given population within a short period of time. For example, in meningococcal infections, an attack rate in excess of 15 cases per 100,000 people for two consecutive weeks is considered an epidemic.Epidemics of infectious disease are generally caused by several factors including a change in the ecology of the host population (e.g., increased stress or increase in the density of a vector species), a genetic change in the pathogen reservoir or the introduction of an emerging pathogen to a host population (by movement of pathogen or host).

‘upon or above’; ‘people’;

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