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Is it a flu epidemic or a flu pandemic?

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January 18, 2010 3:49AM

Flu can be both. A flu epidemic is when the incident rate (number of people being infected) substantially what is expected based on previous experience. A flu pandemic is an epidemic that has spread through human populations across a large area.

Swine Flu is a world wide disease and has been officially called a pandemic.