What is a pandemic?

@article{Morens2009WhatIA,
  title={What is a pandemic?},
  author={David Michael Morens and Gregory K. Folkers and Anthony S. Fauci},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={200 7},
  pages={
          1018-21
        }
}
The sudden emergence and rapid global spread of a novel H INI influenza virus in early 2009 [ 1 ] has caused confusion about the meaning of the word "pandemic" and how to recognize pandemics when they occur. Any assumption that the term pan demic had an agreed-upon meaning was quickly undermined by debates and dis cussions about the term in the popular media and in scientific publications [2-5]. Uses of the term by officiai health agencies, scientists, and the media often seemed to be at odds… CONTINUE READING

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