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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

UN health agency draws lessons from Ebola to prepare roadmap for future epidemics

12 May 2015, UNNC

The World Health Organization (WHO) today concluded a meeting on Ebola research and development to look at lessons learned from the outbreak and develop a roadmap for future epidemics so that “we can be better prepared, faster, and more effective” in the next global health emergency...

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Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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