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pandemic

 [pan-dem´ik]
1. a widespread epidemic of a disease.
2. widely epidemic.

pan·dem·ic

(pan-dem'ik),
Denoting a disease affecting or attacking the population of an extensive region, country, continent, global; extensively epidemic.
[pan- + G. dēmos, the people]

pandemic

(păn-dĕm′ĭk)
adj.
1. Widespread; general.
2. Medicine Epidemic over a wide geographic area and affecting a large proportion of the population: pandemic influenza.
n.
A pandemic disease.

pan·dem·ic

(pan-dem'ik)
Denoting a disease affecting or attacking the population of an extensive region, country, continent; extensively epidemic.
[pan- + G. dēmos, the people]

pandemic

A world-wide EPIDEMIC.

pandemic

(of a disease such as malaria) occurring over a wide geographical area.

Pandemic

A widespread epidemic that affects whole countries or the entire world. There have been seven cholera pandemics since 1817.
Mentioned in: Cholera, Influenza, Plague

pan·dem·ic

(pan-dem'ik)
Denoting a disease affecting or attacking the population of an extensive region, country, continent; extensively epidemic.
[pan- + G. dēmos, the people]
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4) Examine policy-makers' reflections on the pandemic experiences and pandemic planning.
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In conjunction, Sanofi Pasteur with collaborate with the US government to develop vaccines against other potential pandemic virus strains as they are identified.
Reflecting on the swine flu pandemic, which caused more than 18,000 deaths worldwide, Dr Chan said: "Pandemics are unpredictable and prone to deliver surprises.
In the post- pandemic phase, the new flu virus circulates just as any other seasonal flu virus.
Special Advisor to the WHO Director-General on pandemic influenza
During the 2010 winter of the temperate southern hemisphere, the most active areas of influenza virus transmission have been in South Africa, where the majority of influenza virus detections have been seasonal influenza H3N2 and type B viruses; pandemic influenza virus has been detected there only sporadically.
The committee of influenza experts was set up by the WHO, a United Nations agency, to make recommendations about the pandemic, which emerged in early 2009 in the United States and Mexico and spread around the world in just six weeks.
In a report, it stated that the WHO, EU agencies and national governments' handling of the pandemic had led to a 'waste of large sums of public money, and unjustified scares and fears about the health risks faced by the European public'.
Within H1N1, two strains of virus circulate in humans: a seasonal form and pandemic form of influenza known as swine flu, which has sickened millions and killed thousands of people since it first emerged in North America in the spring of 2009.