February 08, 2019

Vax Facts Friday 2.8.19

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Q: What is a pandemic?

A. A state of confusion
B. A worldwide epidemic
C. A disease
D. A state of concentration and clarity

 

The correct answer is B. A worldwide epidemic
Epidemics occur when the number of cases of a particular disease in an area exceeds what is expected. When the epidemic spreads to other countries or continents, it is called a pandemic. In 2009, the novel H1N1 strain of influenza virus emerged and caused an influenza pandemic.

 

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