Origin of pandemic
Examples from the Web for pandemic
The Ebola pandemic in West Africa is having a disastrous effect on tourism on the whole continent.Ebola Could Deal a Death Blow to Africa’s Wildlife|Brandon Presser|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If there is a pandemic to be actually worried about, it's the pandemic of fear as we approach the midterm elections.Ebola, ISIS, the Border: So Much to Fear, So Little Time!|Gene Robinson|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“There are sexy issues tied to this pandemic,” she says unapologetically.
Once you start to look at this pandemic there's no way you would ever turn your back.
In 2009 nearly all influenza cases were caused by the pandemic H1N1 virus, driving the previously dominant H3N2 underground.Flu Fears: The Race Between Pandemic Viruses and a Universal Vaccine|John M. Barry|January 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Uranian Aphrodite was distinguished from her Pandemic sister by chastened lust-repelling loveliness.Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece|John Addington Symonds
Pandemic, pan-dem′ik, adj. incident to a whole people, epidemic.
The disease is nearly always epidemic, though at intervals it appears to be pandemic and in certain districts almost endemic.
The evidence that the great epidemics of influenza are due to some general and pandemic influence is conclusive.
British Dictionary definitions for pandemic
Word Origin for pandemic
Word Origin and History for pandemic
1660s, from Late Latin pandemus, from Greek pandemos "pertaining to all people; public, common," from pan- "all" (see pan-) + demos "people" (see demotic). Modeled on epidemic. The noun is first recorded 1853, from the adjective.
Medicine definitions for pandemic
Science definitions for pandemic
Culture definitions for pandemic
A widespread epidemic affecting a large part of the population.