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 Jun 2015, Plan Intl
'After the earthquake, existing water facilities and household toilets were damaged, many beyond repair. Without access to sanitation and hand washing facilities, or safe and clean drinking water, the risk of infectious and water-borne diseases becomes a very worrying reality,' said Bryneson...
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