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Epidemic & Pandemic

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

El Niño, una amenaza para 60 millones de personas en los países en desarrollo

22 Jan 2016, UNNC

El Niño amenaza la salud de 60 millones de personas en países en desarrollo, advirtió hoy la Organización Mundial de la Salud. La OMS asegura que el fenómeno climatológico está asociado con la propagación del cólera, la malaria, el sarampión y otras enfermedades en África, Sudamérica y el Pacífico...



Number of epidemic occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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