Outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics—what you need to know

Each month, the APIC Communications Committee updates the “Monthly alerts for consumers” page of APIC.org with consumer-focused infection prevention information. This page provides consumers with useful tips and information on their role in stopping the transmission of infection.

This month, Carol McLay, RN, MPH, DrPh, CIC, has created a consumer backgrounder on outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics. So often, the terms are used interchangeably. What are the differences, and what do consumers need to know to plan ahead and be prepared?

Feel free to share and use this consumer-friendly, infection prevention material in your education efforts and sign up to receive these monthly updates via email.

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