Pandemic refers to contagious or Infectious Diseases that are usually worldwide or spread across several continents. Some examples of diseases that have caused past pandemics would be cholera, small pox, the Bubonic Plague, typhus, the Spanish flu, and the Asian flu.
Flu refers to influenza. Human influenza pandemics, such as the 2009 novel Swine Flu (A-H1N1/09) pandemic, are caused by the influenza virus subtypes of A-H1N1. A-H1N1/09 is the subtype that caused this recent swine flu pandemic. It was declared a pandemic on June 11, 2009 by WHO (World Health Organisation). A flu virus that becomes prevalent throughout the world (Apex)
Is it a the flu epidemic or flu pandemic
The 1918 pandemic of the Spanish Flu killed multiple millions world wide.
the effects of a flu pandemic don't need to be lethal because the meaning of the word pandemic is that the disease is spreading fast on a global scale.
The United Kingdom is currently the best prepared for the possible flu pandemic.
Currently (2009) they mean the same thing. The swine flu (A-H1N1/09) is the virus that is causing the Pandemic. Any flu can be called a pandemic flu, if it is spreading to all parts of the world and meets the other characteristics of a fast moving, wide spreading epidemic.
During the 2009 pandemic of swine flu, the viral flu infection spread to all countries in the world-- a true pandemic.
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.
The flu pandemic of 1968-1969 claimed 1 to 4 million lives
The bird flu pandemic has happened 4 times in recorded human history. It has occurred in 1918, 1957 as the Asian flu, 1968 in Hong Kong, and in 2009 as the swine flu.
1918-1919 The Influenza Pandemic was in 1918 to 1919
During the 2009 swine flu H1N1 pandemic, it spread everywhere. It was a true pandemic that was present in all countries of the world.
The risks associated with a pandemic flu is that it could spread all over the world and cause millions of deaths such as the Spanish flu of 1918. The Spanish flu death toll exceeded 50 million people worldwide.
The Spanish Flu was a true Pandemic, affecting every corner of the world.
Statistically, a pandemic as in the 1918 flu pandemic which killed at least 675,000 people
The 1918 Spanish flu pandemic was closely related to an avian virus.
Yes, swine flu was found during the 2009 pandemic in every country.
Spanish flu 1918-1920
Asian Flu Pandemic of 1957-58
Epidemic refers to an outbreak of many infections in a particular area, town, county, etc. Pandemic means that the outbreak is happening in many countries.
To date the Spanish flu of 1918 has been the worst flu pandemic on record killing millions of people. The present Bid flu (H5N1), which has only killed a few hundred people, remains only a threat as it still cannot be transmitted from human to human a requirement for it to become a pandemic.
If people can't travel, the virus will be contained preventing a pandemic.
A flu epidemic is sufficiently bad; a pandemic is seldom seen in this area, but would be very dangerous.