Epidemic - Tips
This word I declare worthless, the use of this word is rampant, according the
press, NGO, United Nations everything is an Epidemic. I see any writer using
this word as title, copy or headlines as suspected of being also worthless.
An epidemic requires complete cooperation of the people, government and all
involved, it demands immediate and decisive attention. Normally an epidemic is
treated by quarantine or isolation.
AIDS: If an epidemic, the would would test all people and isolate the problem
epidemiology, an epidemic (from Greek epi- upon + demos people) is a
classification of a disease that appears as new cases in a given human
population, during a given period, at a rate that substantially exceeds what is
"expected," based on recent experience (the number of new cases in the
population during a specified period of time is called the "incidence rate").
(An epizootic is the same thing but for an animal population.)
Defining an epidemic can be subjective, depending in part on what is
"expected". An epidemic may be restricted to one locale (an outbreak), more
general (an "epidemic") or even global (pandemic). Because it is based on what
is "expected" or thought normal, a few cases of a very rare disease like rabies
may be classified as an "epidemic," while many cases of a common disease (like
the common cold) would not.
Common diseases that occur at a constant but relatively high rate in the
population are said to be "endemic." An example of an endemic disease is malaria
in some parts of Africa (for example, Liberia) in which a large portion of the
population is expected to get malaria at some point in their lifetimes.
Famous examples of epidemics include the bubonic plague epidemic of Medieval
Europe known as the Black Death, and the Great Influenza Pandemic concurring
with the end of World War I.-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epidemic