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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

USAID: Moving beyond Ebola - Rebuilding Liberia’s health care system

6 Apr 2015, USAID, United States of America - gov

'With the ongoing possibility of future Ebola cases, now is the time to build momentum toward a stronger Liberian health system that can stop the disease in its tracks before it turns into another large-scale outbreak. That’s where frontline Liberian health care workers Dorbor Dennis and Richard Mulbah come into the picture', writes Kelly Dale for USAID....



Number of epidemic occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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