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Coronavirus: What is a global epidemic and why is the term used?

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has termed the coronavirus outbreak a " pandemic ".

Earlier, he had not used the term for coronavirus infection spread from China.

The head of WHO, Dr. The term is now being used because of serious concerns about the risk of infection with a dangerous layer of the virus, Tedros adhanum gehbreusus.

What is a worldwide epidemic?

Pandemic is a global epidemic that simultaneously spreads from person to person in many countries around the world and causes large-scale infections.

   Dr.  Tedros

The last time a swine flu outbreak occurred was in 2009.

Experts estimate that thousands of people have lost their lives.

If a new virus has emerged and can easily infect humans and effectively spread from person to person, a global epidemic could spread.

The current outbreak of coronavirus has all these characteristics.

So far no vaccine or treatment has been able to prevent this infection.

This terminology is now what used?


At the end of February, the head of the WHO, Dr. Tedros commented that there was a strong possibility that the coronavirus could become a global epidemic.

But he said the virus did not have to be declared a global epidemic because it had not spread uncontrollably around the world.

But things changed. The number of countries infected with coronavirus has increased. So far, the virus has been confirmed in 118 countries.

Kovid-19 has been confirmed to be in about 125,000 people and more than 4,600 people have lost their lives.

A change in language does not change the spread of the virus. But the WHO hopes that countries will change their efforts to control it.

The head of WHO, Dr. "Some countries are struggling due to lack of capacity. Some countries are facing lack of resources. Some countries are struggling due to lack of determination," Tedros said.

According to him, some of the WHO's requests to the countries are as follows:

  • To activate and increase the capacity of the emergency plant
  • To tell people about its risks and how to avoid it

  • To detect, isolate, test, treat, and identify any person infected with COVID-19.

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