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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"

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • 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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Pandemic Sample Sentences in News

  • The Stress Pandemic Has Arrived - Don't Fall Alseep At The Wheel!
    NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Paul Huljich, author and one of America's leading stress management experts and global wellness advocates, publishes the second edition of Stress Pandemic, 9 Natural Steps to Break the Cycle of Stress & Thrive (Mwella Publishing). Hailed by Psychology Today as "one of this season's most talked about books, Read more on this news related to 'Pandemic'
  • Alere Awarded U.S. Government Contract to Advance Development of Point-of-Care Molecular Diagnostic for Pandemic ...
    WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (ALR), a  leading global provider of point-of-care rapid diagnostics, today announced that it has entered into a contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to develop diagnostic countermeasures for pandemic influenza. Und Read more on this news related to 'Pandemic'
  • After first Ebola case, fears turn to U.S. pandemic preparedness
    The confirmation Tuesday of the first Ebola case on U.S. soil emerges against a backdrop of increasing concern in America's medical community that preparedness for a pandemic has stagnated or slipped in recent years because of tough economic times and increasing malaise since the 2001 anthrax threat. The Centers for ... Read more on this news related to 'Pandemic'

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