Wednesday, May 6, 2009

What is a pandemic?

"What is an influenza pandemic?

A disease epidemic occurs when there are more cases of that disease than normal.

A pandemic is a worldwide epidemic of a disease."

--World Health Organization

Personally I think some people hear the word "pandemic" and either say it's all hype or freak out, thinking we're all doomed. Neither is what the word actually means.

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