Epidemic vs. Pandemic
For this assignement, we will discuss epidemics and pandemics but all are defined below (CDC, 2018): Endemic: the constant presence and/or usual prevalence of a disease or infectious agent in a population within a geographic area. Epidemic: an increase, often sudden, in the number of cases of a disease above what is normally expected in that population in that area. Pandemic: an epidemic that has spread over several countries or continents, usually affecting a large number of people. Please complete the following: Compile a list of 10 communicable diseases you feel have Pandemic and Epidemic potential and which quarantine methods are recommended control measures. Select one disease and explain why this disease has epidemic or pandemic potential and why quarantine methods would be successful.