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The Spread of Disease: Endemic, Epidemic & Pandemic

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You examine the health statistics from the past five years for X country. The data reveals an average of 3,500 confirmed cases of Influenza B in the month of January for each of those years. This year, approximately 9,000 cases of Influenza B have been confirmed across the country for the month of January. This is considered an epidemic because:

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1. How would you classify an epidemic of a particularly virulent disease that spreads to large parts of the world's continents?

2. Malaria is _____ to Africa but not to England.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Deadly diseases can become a major concern dependent upon how far and how quickly they spread. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of how this can occur. You'll be tested on areas that include types and definitions of endemics, epidemics, and pandemics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the definition and factors of the following:

  • Endemic diseases
  • Epidemic diseases
  • Pandemic diseases

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the spread of disease and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as endemic, epidemic, and pandemic diseases
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions and give examples of diseases that fall into these categories

Additional Learning

To learn more about the spread of deadly diseases, review the accompanying lesson entitled, The Spread of Disease: Endemic, Epidemic, & Pandemic. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain how disease spreads
  • Identify what endemic diseases are
  • Define epidemic
  • Give the explanation and an example of a pandemic disease
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