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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

World Bank Group President: World is ‘dangerously unprepared’ for future pandemics

27 Jan 2015, WB

Saying the world was 'dangerously unprepared' for future pandemics, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on 27 January 2015 laid out a vision in which insurance companies, governments, multi-lateral organizations, corporations and international donors worked together to build a system that would help all countries prepare for potentially catastrophic health disasters...



Number of epidemic occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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