Coronavirus: What are the 4 stages of a global pandemic?

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Coronavirus: What are the 4 stages of a global pandemic?

Coronavirus: What are the 4 stages of a global pandemic?

Over the past few months, the world has been hit by a large scale viral outbreak coronavirus that causes covid-19. Coronavirus has spread its influence across the lengths and breaths of the world.

Here are the four stage of coronavirus outbreak that could eventually define how each country fares with the pandemic. Take a look!

STAGE 1: Imported Cases

In the first stage of a pandemic, the disease doesn’t spread locally – cases reported are usually people who have had travel history to an already affected country.

STAGE 2: Local Transmission 

This is the stage of local transmission when people who have brought the virus into the country transmit it to people they come in contact with, usually friends and family. At this stage, it is easy to trace spread and quarantine people.

STAGE 3: Community Transmission

The third stage is when the source of the infection is untraceable; this stage is identified by people who haven’t had travel history getting affected by the virus – once here spread is extremely contagious and difficult to control.

STAGE 4: Epidemic

So far, China has been the only country to experience Stage 4, where spread is practically uncontrollable and there are many major clusters of infection all over the country.

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