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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

Malaria Early Warning System established in Solomon Islands

22 Jul 2015, SPREP

The Director of Solomon Islands Meteorological Service, Mr. David Hiriasi said the Malaria Early Warning System module was introduced on the main island of Guadalcanal. 'The malaria early warning system was created basically to give information to the people about updates or warnings about malaria in concentrated areas. The initiative started in 1998 with the idea to monitor and control the spread of the disease,' he said...

Number of epidemic occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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