Epidemics & Pandemics
An outbreak can be declared an epidemic when diseases spread throught the community quickly. A pandemic is simply a widespread illness. Influenza (the flu) is still the most common pandemic illness. However, any illness - like SARS and COVID-19 - can become a pandemic if it spreads enough.
You can prevent catching and spreading many illnesses by following simple steps:
For more information on the COVID-19 illness, check out our page at this link.
For more information on what to do in the case of the flu or other illness, click the tabs below.