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What is the difference between pandemic and epidemic?
asked Dec 11, 2010 by triuser (1,753 points)

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and pandemics refer to the spread of infectious diseases among a population.The difference between an epidemic and a pandemic is two-fold.First a pandemic is normally used to indicate a far higher number of people affected than an epidemic,and a pandemic refers to a much larger region affected.In the most extreme case,the global population is affected by a pandemic.
An epidemic is defined by an illness or health-related issue that is showing up in more cases than would be normally expected.However, in the case of a pandemic,even more of the population is affected than in an epidemic@endway
answered Dec 12, 2010 by trianswer (22,754 points)
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A pandemic is an epidemic of an infectious disease that affects humans across a large geographic area.

An epidemic (from the Greek: epi upon; demos, people) is usually defined as a large-scale, temporary increase in the occurrence of a disease in a community or region which is clearly in excess of normal expectancy, whereas a pandemic (pan,  all) is the occurrence of a disease which is clearly in excess of normal expectancy and is spread over a whole geographical area, usually crossing national boundaries.
answered Feb 16, 2011 by trianswer (22,754 points)

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