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What is the difference between a flu epidemic and a flu pandemic?
What questions must scientist answer to fully understand the 1918 flu pandemic?
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What is the difference between Swine Flu and pandemic flu?
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 an epidemic and a pandemic?
An epidemic is a marked rise in disease in a region affecting a localized population, while a pandemic refers to a disease outbreak that is worldwide and affects global populations. An epidemic not worldwide. For example, malaria can reach epidemic levels in regions of Africa but is not a threat globally. Whereas a flu strain can begin locally (epidemic) but eventually spread globally (pandemic). This is not unusual for a new virus, because if people have not been exposed to the virus before, their immune systems are not ready to fight it off, and more people become ill. The SARS epidemic of 2003 is an example. Swine flu started in Mexico city where it was feared to lead to epidemic proportions in North America, now that the flu has been found in New Zealand, Israel, Scotland and many other countries, it has become pandemic. The 1918 Spanish flu and the Black Plague are extreme examples of pandemics. Keep in mind, though, that a pandemic doesn't necessarily mean millions of deaths-it means a geographically widespread epidemic.
What was the name of the flu epidemic after world war 1?
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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.
What is the term for epidemic?
What is the best definition for 'epidemic' in the sentence ''Health officials worry that the annual flu epidemic will become a serious one with the potential of killing millions''?
An epidemic is an outbreak of an infectious disease that has spread beyond the local community (that is called an outbreak) but has not gone world wide (that is called a pandemic). An epidemic is regional and indicates that the infection is spreading in a wider region than an outbreak but not as far as a pandemic spreads.
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When was the influenza epidemic?
There have been many influenza epidemics. There are now two well-known pandemics (covers a much larger world-wide area than an epidemic or a smaller outbreak). The "Spanish Flu" pandemic was in 1918 and 50-70 million people died of the virus. The most recent pandemic was the H1N1/09 "Swine Flu" pandemic beginning in 2009 with some isolated cases still ongoing in 2012.
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What is the 1918 flu epidemic?
The 1918 flu pandemic killed millions of people. There is much to be learned about it, if you care to. I'd recommend reading the Wikipedia article titled "1918 flu pandemic", and searching for more information using an online search engine. Thanks for the inquiry! God bless! Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior!
What is the difference between influenza a and influenza b?
What countries are best prepared for pandemic flu?
How many people died from the flu epidemic in 1918?
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What is the difference between pestilence and Swine Flu?
Pestilence is presence of an infectious epidemic that is very virulent, devastating, and usually fatal. Although it is spreading quickly and is now at pandemic proportions, so far Swine Flu (A-H1N1/09 Virus) is a mild influenza with low mortality rates. Since viruses mutate quickly, there is still the risk that will happen and the virus will change into a more virulent form.
What is a rapid outbreak of an infection that affects many people?
The term for such a situation is an epidemic or pandemic, with the latter term used to indicate an epidemic that has spread across one or more continents, or even the whole world (a global pandemic). Examples of recent or ongoing pandemics include the worldwide spread of AIDS, and even the H1N1 flu virus of 2009.