Preventing and Controlling Epidemics and Pandemics


Pandemics and Epidemics

Today's interconnected world makes it easier for diseases to spread rapidly, and over great distances. Lately, talk of epidemics and pandemics frequent the headlines. While such news can be scary, the right information is important for understanding how to keep yourself healthy and eliminate unnecessary fears.

What Are Pandemics and Epidemics?

Whether the spread of disease is classified as a pandemic or epidemic depends on how many people ... read more »

Historic Pandemics

Health officials and historians often rely on information from the past when planning to prevent ... read more »

Preventing and Controlling Epidemics and Pandemics

People around the world have shown great interest in learning how to keep diseases from spreading, and preventing epidemics from occurring in the first place.

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  • Researchers are continually searching for ways to prevent illnesses from reaching epidemic proportions. In 2008, network theory studies indicated that immunizing specific individuals within a social network could slow or stop the spread of disease.
  • Preventing disease can still be difficult, however. In fact, even climate change and other environmental factors can affect the spread of disease.

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News About Epidemics and Pandemics

It can be quite unnerving to hear talk of potential epidemics or pandemics on the news. Find ... read more »

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