Historical chronicles contain information about the numerous victims who died from fatal diseases. In this article we will talk about the worst epidemics known to mankind.
Known flu epidemicsThe flu virus is constantly being modified, so it is difficult to find a panacea for the treatment of this dangerous disease. World history has known several cases of influenza epidemics that have claimed millions of lives.
Scientists are constantly developing epidemic vaccines
Spanish flu"Spaniard" shocked the population of Europe after the First World War. Since 1918, it is considered one of the strongest pandemics in history. More than 30 percent of the world's population was infected with this virus, and over 100 million infections have been fatal.
Epidemic Hispanics in Europe mowed down everyone
Bird fluThe first data on bird flu in 1878 was described by a veterinarian from Italy Eduardo Perronchito. The H5N1 strain received its current name in 1971. For the first time a virus infection was recorded in 1997 in Hong Kong - it was found that the virus was transmitted to humans from birds. 18 people got sick, 6 of whom died. A new outbreak of the disease occurred in 2005 in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Cambodia. Then 112 people were injured, and 64 died.
Avian flu is a known disease in recent history.
Swine fluIn some countries, swine flu is called "Mexican" or "North American flu." The first case of this disease was recorded in 2009 in Mexico, after it quickly began to spread around the world, reaching the coast of Australia.
Pork strain is one of the most dangerous flu viruses.
During the verification of this fact, the investigating authorities found that some WHO experts responsible for declaring a pandemic received money from pharmaceutical concerns.
Known epidemics of terrible diseases
Bubonic Plague, or the Black DeathBubonic plague, or as it is called the Black Death, is the most famous pandemic in the history of civilization. The main signs of this terrible disease that was raging in the XIV century in Europe were bleeding ulcers and high fever.
The plague in ancient times spread like a pandemic
Justinian's PlagueJustinian's plague first broke out in 541 in Byzantium and claimed about 100 million lives. On the east coast of the Mediterranean, every fourth person died as a result of an outbreak of the epidemic.
Justinian's plague killed hundreds of thousands of people
SmallpoxRegular smallpox epidemics ravaged the planet until this disease was defeated by scientists at the end of the 18th century. According to one version, it was smallpox that caused the death of the civilizations of the Incas and Aztecs.
It is believed that weakened by disease tribes gave to conquer themselves Spanish troops. Also, smallpox did not spare Europe. A particularly bright outbreak of the disease in the 18th century took over 60 million people.
The epidemic of smallpox now almost never happens
Seven cholera pandemicsSeven protracted cholera epidemics stretched out in history from 1816 to 1960. The first cases were recorded in India, the unsanitary living conditions were the main cause of infection.About 40 million people died as a result of infection with an acute intestinal infection.
Cholera epidemics are among the most terrible
TyphusTyphus belongs to the group of infectious diseases that are transmitted from a sick person to a healthy person through lice. In the 20th century, this disease killed millions of people as a result of outbreaks of epidemics on the front lines and in concentration camps.
The worst epidemic in the world todayIn February 2014, the world stirred up a new pandemic threat - the Ebola virus. The first cases of the disease were recorded in Guinea, after which the fever quickly spread to neighboring states - Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Senegal. This outbreak is named the strongest in the history of the Ebola virus.
Ebola epidemic is considered the most dangerous today.
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