Pandemic or Panic?. Influenza A (H1N1) Jennifer Hughes May 21, 2009. Outline. Influenza outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics Epidemiology of novel H1N1 SOIV Our local picture Vaccine Things you should know about treatment. Epidemic:
Pandemic or Panic?
Influenza A (H1N1)
May 21, 2009
From the Greek epi (upon) + demos (people): affecting a disproportionately large number of individuals within a population at the same time.
pan (all) + demos (people):
occurring over a wide geographic area.
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Britain, Japan, China, US and others urge WHO to change its definition of a pandemic to reflect the virulence of a disease, not just how far it spreads around the world.
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