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.
pandemic is (a disease) prevalent to a whole country or world whereas epidemic is specific to a community at a certain time.
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.
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.
Epidemics are regional and Pandemics are transcontinental.
leprosy is a pandemic disease
No it is Epidemic
AIDS is a pandemic, as it is worldwide
DIFFERENCES -An epidemic is the outbreak of a disease in a small region, with the figures being larger than expected in the area -A pandemic is an epidemic on a global scale -An epidemic is specific to a certain time SIMILARITIES -Both are the spread of disease/infection at an unusual scale
Epidemic refers to multiple occurrences within a single given area or region, while pandemic refers to multiple occurrences in several or many different places at the same time. As in, a number of epidemics at once.
The black death was epidemic.
Epidemic means the spread of disease at the city or country level, while Pandemic is the spread at the continental level.
AIDS has been considered a pandemic.
no, it is an epidemic only.
Pandemic means global epidemic.
A pandemic is a widespread epidemic - which hits a wide geographical area and affects a large amount of the population.
Pandemic: A fast spreading disease or epidemic The pandemic wiped out the entire country in 2 weeks.
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HIV infection in humans is considered pandemic by WHO.Source: Wiki
Preventing an epidemic from going pandemic is crucial to order in the city.
If an epidemic becomes widespread, it becomes a pandemic.