Epidemic, Outbreak or Pandemic?

What exactly is the difference between an epidemic and a pandemic, and what does is mean when scientists say that there is an outbreak of a disease? Unfortunately, these terms are often misused in the general news, so our short video explains what each term means and how they relate to one another.



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