Puneet Saini 126 Questions 162 Answers 0 Best Answers 471 Points View Profile 1 Puneet Saini Asked: April 29, 20202020-04-29T08:08:45+05:30 2020-04-29T08:08:45+05:30In: Disease What is a pandemic? 1 What is a pandemic? pandemic Share Facebook 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent AmAn KumAr Ranchi, India 0 Questions 1k Answers 2 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Aman Kumar Added an answer on April 29, 2020 at 6:54 pm A pandemic is the global outbreak of a disease. There are many examples in history, the most recent being the COVID-19 pandemic, declared as such by the World Health Organization on March 12, 2020. Pandemics are generally classified as epidemics first, which is the rapid spread of a disease across a particular region or regions. The Zika virus outbreak that began in Brazil in 2014 and made its way across the Caribbean and Latin America was an epidemic, as was the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014-2016. The U.S. has been experiencing an opioid epidemic since 2017 because of the widespread misuse and high numbers of deaths caused by the drug, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Featured image Select file Browse Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.