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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

Preparedness for public health emergencies is improving - United States

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.



Number of epidemic occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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