Swine Flu (H1N1/09)
What is an epidemic and a pandemic?
Is Ebola a pandemic or a epidemic?
Ebola would be an epidemic. The difference between a pandemic and an epidemic is the population size and locality of infection. An epidemic is a greater than normal amount of infection in a particular area or when infection occurs in an area that isn't normally associated with a certain disease. A pandemic is when the epidemic reaches to world wide proportions.
What is the difference between epidemic and pandemic?
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Is the Swine Flu epidemic?
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.
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What are the similarities between pandemic and epidemic?
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What is the difference between a flu epidemic and a flu pandemic?
Is it a flu epidemic or a flu 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.
What is the difference between Pandemic and epidemic?
An epidemic is when new cases of a given disease spread throughout a given population at a rate that is greater than would normally be expected. The disease in question doesn't have to be contagious to fit the definition of epidemic. As far as a pandemic goes, you might say it is an epidemic on steroids. By that I mean, that when an epidemic spreads over a large area--over a continent, several continents, or even global--it becomes a pandemic. If the number of people who are becoming sick with the epidemic disease is stable (meaning the disease is spreading over a great distance, but the number of people who are sick at any given time is remaining relatively the same), then it is not a pandemic. Finally, for a disease to meet pandemic criteria, it must be infectious.