Swine Flu (H1N1/09)

Is the Swine Flu epidemic?

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April 29, 2009 7:17PM

Yes. An epidemic refers to a disproportionatly large population infected with the same disease. A pandemic is a globally infectious disease that started as an epidemic. The World Health Orginization is currently categorizing this as an epidemic, but plans to upgrage the threat to that of pandemic proportions are coming soon.