epidemic vs pandemic

epidemic pandemic

Definitions

  • 1) epidemiology An occurrence of a disease or disorder in a population at a frequency higher than that expected in a given time period.
  • 2) A widespread disease that affects many individuals in a population.
  • 3) A rapid spread, growth, or development.
  • 4) An outbreak of a contagious disease that spreads rapidly and widely.
  • 5) Anything which takes possession of the minds of people as an epidemic does of their bodies.
  • 6) (Med.) An epidemic disease.
  • 7) a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time
  • 8) A temporary prevalence of a disease throughout a community: as, an epidemic of smallpox.
  • 9) The disease thus prevalent.
  • 10) Like or having to do with an epidemic; widespread
  • 11) Spreading rapidly and extensively by infection and affecting many individuals in an area or a population at the same time.
  • 12) Widely prevalent.
  • 13) Spreading widely, or generally prevailing; affecting great numbers, as an epidemic does
  • 14) (Med.) Common to, or affecting at the same time, a large number in a community; -- applied to a disease which, spreading widely, attacks many persons at the same time; See endemic.
  • 15) (especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously
  • 16) Common to or affecting a whole people or a great number in a community; generally diffused and prevalent.

Definitions

  • 1) A pandemic disease; a disease that hits a wide geographical area and affects a large proportion of the population.
  • 2) an epidemic that is geographically widespread; occurring throughout a region or even throughout the world
  • 3) A pandemic disease.
  • 4) medicine Epidemic over a wide geographical area and affecting a large proportion of the population.
  • 5) Widespread; general.
  • 6) Medicine Epidemic over a wide geographic area and affecting a large proportion of the population.
  • 7) Affecting a whole people or a number of countries; everywhere epidemic.
  • 8) epidemic over a wide geographical area
  • 9) existing everywhere

Examples

  • 1) The failure to tackle the epidemic reflects decades of underfunding.
  • 2) Risk refusal spreads like an epidemic.
  • 3) Some bestselling yoghurts may be sold in smaller pots or have their sugar content cut as the health watchdog tries to tackle the obesity epidemic.
  • 4) Then not long after that there was an Aids epidemic, and a crack epidemic.
  • 5) The obesity epidemic shows that people are eating too much in relation to their needs.
  • 6) Or that the nation is apparently in the grip of a measles epidemic.
  • 7) Whether a disease is epidemic or endemic depends on the disease and the population.
  • 8) The shocking rise in obesity has reached epidemic proportions.
  • 9) The blueprint is designed to tackle the overcrowding epidemic.
  • 10) Experts fear the epidemic could spread overseas.
  • 11) The ebola epidemic has still not been entirely overcome.
  • 12) Areas with particular epidemics can become depressed.
  • 13) Such a widespread epidemic is termed a pandemic.
  • 14) The following year they were ravaged by disease as various epidemics swept through the land.
  • 15) It reached epidemic proportions about five years ago.
  • 16) Now that you get email on your phone, it has become epidemic.
  • 17) RECORD numbers are seeking protective jabs in a city gripped by a measles epidemic.
  • 18) Scores of other women lurking on the nearby pavements streamed in to join them, hoisting placards demanding action to end the cholera epidemic.
  • 19) COMPUTER games are triggering an anxiety epidemic in young people, experts have warned.
  • 20) It is a rich and absorbing story about the 1918 epidemic of Spanish influenza.
  • 21) His mother died when he was a year old, during the 1918 influenza epidemic.
  • 22) While I've argued plenty of times before about the media's irrepressibly giddy lust for slapping the term "epidemic" on any and every problem that effects a large enough group, there are far too many obscenely overweight people across this great land of ours, and if you think it's simply a personal decision that affects no one but them and the Wal-Mart scooters whose suspension systems they push to the point of collapse, think again.
  • 23) Authorities in Mexico, where 40 more deaths are suspected to have resulted from the disease, and some 1,000 patients are under observation, are already using the term epidemic, but the WHO has not yet gone so far.
  • 24) MARC, Haiti — Haiti's cholera epidemic is adding fresh urgency to the need to upgrade the country's water and sanitation network, a pivotal step to containing the highly infectious and deadly disease that spreads through contaminated water.
  • 25) Mr. Vance criticized what he called an epidemic of "greed and corruption" that imposes "a hidden billion-dollar-a-year-tax on New York City's construction industry."
  • 26) Now, last month, as many people know, the airlines and the FAA met to talk about just how to fix what they call epidemic delays, especially at JFK.
  • 27) Personally, who do you think is responsible for what you call the epidemic of obesity?
  • 28) ‘The hugely controversial contiguous cull of livestock to combat the foot-and-mouth epidemic was stoutly defended by the Government.’
  • 29) ‘The current cholera epidemic sweeping the nation needs the urgent attention of both authorities and the affected communities.’
  • 30) ‘I remembered hearing about the cholera epidemic which had struck just before I was born.’
  • 31) ‘A current topic of conversation is the world-wide SARS epidemic.’
  • 32) ‘As a result the country's cholera epidemic continues, with more than 140,000 cases since August 2000.’
  • 33) ‘The foot-and-mouth epidemic sweeping Europe and causing the cancellation of numerous race meetings will not affect Spain's bullfighting season.’
  • 34) ‘The worst scenario for the current SARS epidemic would be if it stormed into China's vast rural areas.’
  • 35) ‘The U.S. government is preparing for a global flu epidemic.’
  • 36) ‘Well below sea level, it suffered from floods and devastating yellow fever epidemics.’
  • 37) ‘Is the government capable of preventing a bird flu epidemic?’
  • 38) ‘Between 1555 and 1559 an influenza epidemic swept through the lowlands of England and Wales and killed around 200,000 people.’
  • 39) ‘Although scattered outbreaks occurred earlier, the first major yellow fever epidemics in America broke out during the 1790s.’
  • 40) ‘Some Indian tribes experienced epidemics of measles and influenza, with infant mortality rates reaching 50 percent.’
  • 41) ‘They are there throughout one's lunch, determined to cause an epidemic of dyspepsia.’
  • 42) ‘Vaccination is currently below the level needed to avoid epidemics of measles - a potentially life-threatening infection.’
  • 43) ‘In recent weeks an epidemic of measles broke out.’
  • 44) ‘The ship's cook came down with the mumps and an onboard epidemic occurred.’
  • 45) ‘So, you might not be aware there's a problem unless a virus epidemic occurs.’
  • 46) ‘Doctors there were seeing many cases of diarrhoeal disease and feared epidemics of dysentery and cholera.’
  • 47) ‘So children were dying in very large numbers from epidemics of infectious illness.’
  • 48) ‘Hunger and oppression have spawned an epidemic of violent crime.’
  • 49) ‘I do not mean that the recent phenomenon of substance abuse epidemics and passive welfare has turned good health into bad.’
  • 50) ‘We have a sudden epidemic of obesity that has emerged over the past 15 years.’
  • 51) ‘A few years later the heroin epidemic swept through Harlem and was devastating.’
  • 52) ‘The idea of UV lights in public laboratories was first pioneered in Edinburgh, a city with a heroin epidemic.’
  • 53) ‘It was around this time that the heroin epidemic in Dublin was really bad and a number of people had died.’
  • 54) ‘It was just at the start of the heroin epidemic that laid waste to Scotland's most vulnerable estates.’
  • 55) ‘The historical cases - including the two we have worked on - suggest that ‘open marginality’ describes groups where heroin epidemics occur.’
  • 56) ‘Oppressed groups - at least those we've talked about here - were oppressed before a heroin epidemic took off.’
  • 57) ‘Only some months ago, in the face of an epidemic of heroin deaths, they miraculously produced mobile vans and suddenly found extra places for addicts.’
  • 58) ‘Poverty adds to the likelihood of a heroin epidemic, because it amplifies the role of the underground economy.’
  • 59) ‘Now, each individual loss is a tragedy for the family, but we're not saying that there's an epidemic of crime in the United States.’
  • 60) ‘On the other side of the comic-coin, the Government and the police are exploring rather curious ways of dealing with the crime epidemic.’
  • 61) ‘Every year there seems to be a new crime wave epidemic that the media seems to play up, but six months later they've forgotten about it.’
  • 62) ‘A number of approaches should be explored to combat the growing obesity epidemic.’
  • 63) ‘What's behind the nation's fatness epidemic?’
  • 64) ‘What she uncovers is an epidemic of unimaginable proportions within the world's most prosperous nation.’
  • 65) ‘The epidemic of gun violence in our society calls for some drastic solution.’
  • 66) ‘The harshness of these practices would suggest that we are in the throes of an epidemic of school violence.’
  • 67) ‘To be more specific, there is an epidemic of methamphetamine abuse.’
  • 68) ‘Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that has reached epidemic proportions.’
  • 69) ‘HIV has reached epidemic proportions in India.’
  • 70) ‘Although Type 2 diabetes mellitus appears in almost epidemic proportions our knowledge of the mechanism of this disease is limited.’
  • 71) ‘Cardiovascular disease has reached near epidemic proportions in Africa.’
  • 72) ‘Scalp ringworm is reaching epidemic proportions in parts of Britain's cities.’
  • 73) ‘Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in this country, particularly among the Aboriginal population.’
  • 74) ‘The nineteenth century developed a number of causative theories for the finite nature of epidemic disease.’
  • 75) ‘The prevalence of obesity in the United States has reached epidemic proportions.’
  • 76) ‘In short, humanity faces a growing global mental illness crisis of epidemic proportions.’
  • 77) ‘The incidence of skin cancer is increasing by epidemic proportions.’
  • 78) ‘A timebomb disease has reached epidemic proportions in East Yorkshire with specialists seeing more and more cases of a once-rare fatal cancer.’
  • 79) ‘During this earlier period (and to a certain extent even now), middle ear disease was of epidemic proportions in the north.’
  • 80) ‘In the end the disease could spread in epidemic proportions.’
  • 81) ‘The disease assumed epidemic proportions for the first time in Taiwan in 1998, claiming 70 lives.’
  • 82) ‘Asbestos disease is reaching epidemic proportions in Australia.’
  • 83) ‘They got the message across effectively enough to stop the disease reaching epidemic proportions.’
  • 84) ‘The body louse, Pediculus humanus corporis, is a vector of epidemic typhus, trench fever, and relapsing fever.’
  • 85) ‘Typhoid fever had risen to epidemic proportions among migrant workers in the borough communities of London during this time.’
  • 86) ‘Diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions in Ireland.’
  • 87) ‘When a sickness reaches epidemic proportions, there is a frantic search for a cure.’

Examples

  • 1) The launch of the pandemic flu information service was also under his leadership.
  • 2) THE year you were born can affect your chances of surviving a future bird flu pandemic, researchers say.
  • 3) Experts have been warning for years that another worldwide flu pandemic is inevitable.
  • 4) Could a computer game save us from a global pandemic?
  • 5) The new vaccine for the pandemic strain is being trialled on nursing staff.
  • 6) The potential bird flu pandemic is a worry.
  • 7) Experts have been predicting for years that the world is due for a flu pandemic.
  • 8) It will also take between three and six months to design a vaccine against a pandemic strain.
  • 9) Gilts benefited from the global flu pandemic fears that led a rush to the safety of government bonds.
  • 10) Alternatively we could use it as soon as we got the slightest inkling of a pandemic strain emerging.
  • 11) If it does, the result is likely to be a global pandemic.
  • 12) It depends on whether you're talking about avian flu or pandemic flu.
  • 13) But... it is right to prepare for the possibility of a global pandemic.
  • 14) On top of that, an effective vaccine can be designed only once the precise pandemic strain is known.
  • 15) The knowledge could help combat bird flu, which health experts fear may sweep the world in a human pandemic.
  • 16) Intensive care units would be unable to cope with the extra demands of a bird flu pandemic, a specialist has said.
  • 17) The vaccine would not protect against a pandemic strain, for which a totally new vaccine would need to be produced at top speed.
  • 18) The Spanish flu pandemic that followed killed more than 50m people in one year.
  • 19) ‘Most topical is the risk of pandemic influenza, which seems to be the highest in three decades.’
  • 20) ‘Mr Abbott today announced that the government would speed up funding for research into pandemic influenza.’
  • 21) ‘It is a remarkable achievement which increases Britain's ability to cope with pandemic flu, should it happen.’
  • 22) ‘The effectiveness of antivirals in the treatment of pandemic influenza is unclear.’
  • 23) ‘Imagine if you will you were a government which was aware of a global pandemic flu in the offing.’
  • 24) ‘But pandemic influenza, appearing every few decades, has much more devastating consequences.’
  • 25) ‘Sars has revealed much about the way a pandemic illness can affect modern society - with massive consequences.’
  • 26) ‘The arrival of a pandemic influenza would trigger a reaction that would change the world overnight.’
  • 27) ‘It depends on what percentage of the population gets a pandemic flu strain.’
  • 28) ‘Companies should prepare for a pandemic flu the way they would for a blizzard.’
  • 29) ‘The Department of Health will also announce its revised pandemic flu contingency plan this week.’
  • 30) ‘So why have British health authorities decided to launch a pandemic flu panic in Britain?’
  • 31) ‘History has shown that pandemic strains of influenza viruses emerge as reassortants of human and avian viruses.’
  • 32) ‘The idea that this flu could reach pandemic proportions is a chilling thought.’
  • 33) ‘This argues for the need to look at other ways to respond to a new flu strain which has pandemic potential.’
  • 34) ‘The factors involved in the genesis of each pandemic virus are probably different.’
  • 35) ‘Even if nations vaccinate their entire populations, they will not remain immune to the pandemic shock.’
  • 36) ‘Film has become a pandemic obsession throughout our culture and even throughout the world.’
  • 37) ‘Two highly contagious enteroviruses are known to cause epidemics and pandemics of acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis.’
  • 38) ‘Influenza pandemics are global outbreaks that emerge infrequently and unpredictably.’
  • 39) ‘Influenza epidemics and pandemics spread rapidly causing a high degree of morbidity and mortality.’
  • 40) ‘In countries afflicted by epidemics and pandemics like malaria and tuberculosis, growth and development will be threatened until these scourges can be contained.’
  • 41) ‘Influenza viruses cause frequent epidemics and periodic pandemics throughout the world due to antigenic variations.’
  • 42) ‘Humans have lived with influenza viruses for centuries and we thought we knew all about their inter-host transmissions, antigenic shift, drift, epidemics, pandemics and vaccines.’
  • 43) ‘The European settling of the Americas brought disease pandemics to the Native Americans that nearly eliminated them.’
  • 44) ‘In the case of the avian flu pandemic threat, millions of lives are potentially at stake.’
  • 45) ‘Is the Canadian plan to deal with the bird flu pandemic similar to that outlined by the president today?’
  • 46) ‘It will say that if a widely anticipated European flu pandemic hits, unhygienic doctors will contribute to the spread of the virus.’
  • 47) ‘Let's hope that this virus does not mutate and create a worldwide pandemic this winter.’
  • 48) ‘It is to be hoped that they are available before the next pandemic strikes.’
  • 49) ‘Scotland will be hit by a deadly strain of the bird flu virus within three weeks of a pandemic starting in Asia, Scotland's top doctor has warned.’
  • 50) ‘There is, however, going to be another influenza pandemic some time soon.’
  • 51) ‘Last year, following a simulated exercise, the Ministry of Health developed a national pandemic plan.’
  • 52) ‘Don't expect to be able to buy most of these things when the pandemic starts.’
0

Use Linguix everywhere you write

Be productive and efficient, no matter where and what you write!

Linguix Apps

Get audience-specific corrections, access statistics, and view readability scores.

Browser Extensions

Get your writing checked on millions of websites, including Gmail, Facebook, and Google Docs.

Linguix Keyboard

Make your content read and look better on mobile.

MS Office add-ins

Download Linguix for Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook to check grammar, punctuation, and style instantly right in your documents.

This website uses cookies to make Linguix work for you. By using this site, you agree to our cookie policy