Posted: May 20, 2013 by mcculloughmg in Uncategorized
Word:  Pandemic
Def:  epidemic of infectious disease that has spread through human populations across a large region very quickly.
Type I:  Why are pandemics a more recent issue in human history?
Took notes/answered questions:
http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-pandemics-spread#review

Why are epidemics and pandemics a relatively recent phenomenon in human history?

How do war zones and natural disaster sites become breeding grounds for infectious diseases?

What happens to the influenza virus every 20-40 years, and why? What are the recent example(s)?

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