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Endemic means 'confined to a particular area'
Pandemic means 'spread over all areas'


AndrewG said...

1. ENDEMIC- the constant presence of a disease or infectious agent
within a given geographic area, or unusual prevalence of a given disease
within such areas.
2. PANDEMIC- an infection spreading over a whole country or the world.

john h said...

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en⋅dem⋅ic   /ɛnˈdɛmɪk/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [en-dem-ik] Show IPA
–adjective Also, en⋅dem⋅i⋅cal. 1. natural to or characteristic of a specific people or place; native; indigenous: endemic folkways; countries where high unemployment is endemic.
2. belonging exclusively or confined to a particular place: a fever endemic to the tropics
A pandemic (from Greek παν pan all + δήμος demos people) is an epidemic of infectious disease that spreads through populations across a large region; for instance a continent, or even worldwide

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