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What is the difference between pandemic, epidemic, and outbreak?

This video explains what is the difference between pandemics, epidemics and outbreaks?

In this recorded lecture, Teresa explains the differences between the terms: pandemic, epidemic, endemic and outbreak. Each is related to the spread and presence of a disease, but all have different meanings.

Do you recognise the diseases mentioned in the video? Are there other diseases causing epidemics in your country? Please share in the comments below!

Erratum: After the video editing we noticed a mistake. At 2:57 Teresa says: “Well, epidemic is the baseline level of a disease”. She meant to say “endemic is the baseline level of a disease.”

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