Pandemic

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Pandemic Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • an epidemic that is geographically widespread; occurring throughout a region or even throughout the world
  • existing everywhere; "pandemic fear of nuclear war"
  • epidemic over a wide geographical area; "a pandemic outbreak of malaria"

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  • an epidemic that is geographically widespread; occurring throughout a region or even throughout the world

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Pandemic Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A pandemic (from Greek παν pan all + δήμος demos people) is an epidemic (an outbreak of an infectious disease) that spreads across a large region (for example a continent), or even worldwide.

According to the World Health Organization, a pandemic can start when three conditions have been met:



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'Pandemic' example sentence in quotations


* It could be said that the AIDS pandemic is a classic own-goal scored by the human race against itself. - Anne


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  • Mutating H7N9 bird flu may pose pandemic threat, scientists warn
    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - A wave of H7N9 bird flu in China that has spread into people may have the potential to emerge as a pandemic strain in humans, scientists said on Wednesday. The H7N9 virus, one of several strains of bird flu known to be able to infect humans, has persisted, diversified and spread in chickens across China, the researchers said, fue Read more on this news related to 'Pandemic'

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