Thursday, 17 March 2011

A Pandemic of Confusion

Whether the title of this true or not is debatable - but following my third Spanish lesson of the day today, I figured that we don't really know the difference between a few similar words. Don't be morbid. They don't only refer to diseases.

Pandemic - something that is spread across a whole country, continent or the world

Epidemic - something that is extremely prevalent, affecting many people at the same time

Endemic - something that is typical of a certain people or place; native

Aren't you glad that's all cleared up now.

By Jess

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