Epidemiology

What is the difference between an epidemic and pandemic?

Both of the words epidemic and pandemic are used in disease outbreaks, but they are not the same thing.  An epidemic speaks to a disease that is spreading from one person to another where the disease is not largely prevalent.  Epidemics occur in a region or a community. A pandemic is when a disease has […]

What is epidemiology?

Epidemiology is the method used to find the causes of health outcomes and diseases in populations.  It is the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states and events in specified populations. It is also the application of this study to the control of health problems, such as COVID-19.  (Source: Principles of Epidemiology, 3rd […]