VCR Lesson 3 Presentation
Fill in the blank with the best word from lesson 3
Origin and Roots
- Origin: Greek
- Pandemic comes from the Greek roots pan (all) and dēmos (people) creating the word pandēmos. The English suffix -ic was added in the mid 17th century creating the word pandemic.
Often confused with the word Epidemic
An epidemic is a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time. A pandemic is an epidemic on a global scale.
Choose the letter of the sentence in which the bold faced word is used incorrectly.
b. The ongoing HIV/AIDS pandemic has caused 5 million people worldwide to have the disease.
c. There was a pandemic fear of atomic warfare after World War 1.
d. The pandemic disease spread quickly by mosquitoes through countries all over the world.