A disease affecting or tending to affect a disproportionately large number of individuals within a population, community, or region at the same time. A pandemic covers a wider geographical area than an epidemic. An epidemic is specific to one city, region or country, while a pandemic goes much further than national borders. The social disruption, economic loss, and general hardship caused by a pandemic are higher. sources: GLIDE, Medical News Today
25 Apr 2016, RWJF
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released the results of the 2016 National Health Security Preparedness Index, which shows the United States is relatively well-prepared for managing an emergency, although performance on some measures in specific states can be improved.
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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