Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus cases surge in Iran, Jordan, Morocco: WHO

Iran, Jordan and Morocco have recorded thousands of new COVID-19 infections in recent days, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning that lockdowns could not stamp out the pandemic.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Spain's Catalonia eases virus restrictions

Bars, restaurants and movie theatres will reopen on Monday in Catalonia, Spain's northeastern region, after being closed for over a month as part of measures to slow coronavirus infections, the regional government said Thursday.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Q&A: For some older adults, a pandemic of loneliness

Because of COVID-19's social distancing safety precautions, many people are not only living in fear of the virus daily, but many are feeling isolated and alone. UConn Today sat down with the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry ...

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Pandemic

A pandemic (from Greek πᾶν pan "all" + δῆμος demos "people") is an epidemic of infectious disease that is spreading through human populations across a large region; for instance a continent, or even worldwide. A widespread endemic disease that is stable in terms of how many people are getting sick from it is not a pandemic. Further, flu pandemics exclude seasonal flu. Throughout history there have been a number of pandemics, such as smallpox and tuberculosis. More recent pandemics include the HIV pandemic and the 2009 flu pandemic.

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