My work on PANDEMIC begins August 1. This is the final installment of a trilogy that began with INFECTED and continued with CONTAGIOUS. No teasers yet, but I thought y'all would like to see the actual definition of a "pandemic." Here's a good one from Wikipedia:
A pandemic (from Greek πᾶν pan "all" + δῆμος demos "people") is an epidemic of infectious disease that is spreading through human populations across a large region; for instance a continent, or even worldwide. A widespread endemic disease that is stable in terms of how many people are getting sick from it is not a pandemic. Further, flu pandemics exclude seasonal flu, unless the flu of the season is a pandemic. Throughout history there have been a number of pandemics, such as smallpox and tuberculosis. More recent pandemics include the HIV pandemic and the 2009 flu pandemic.