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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

Australia: Keep a weather eye on biosecurity

26 Mar 2015, Land, the, Fairfax Media

Before the onset of significant weather events, livestock producers are reminded to be prepared for the biosecurity impact of cyclones, storms and floods which can result in water contamination, damage to crops and pastures, loss of livestock and increased susceptibility of livestock to disease, reports the Land....



Number of epidemic occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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