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
29 May 2016, VOA
All the improvements made in infrastructure, response systems and skills training as well as the funding and expertise due to the Ebola outbreak must remain in West Africa in order to respond to flare-ups of the disease.
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