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The Deadliest Disease Outbreaks in History

With the coronavirus spreading rapidly it is interesting to take a look back at recent history outbreaks. This infographic shows the deadliest pandemics in history.

A virus doesn’t care about state lines or national borders. It can wipe out millions and span multiple continents rapidly. Take a look at the infectious diseases the world has battled throughout history.

What is a Pandemic?

Derived from the Greek word pandemos meaning ‘pertaining to all people’ a pandemic is a widespread disease that affects humans over a wide geographic area.

From the Black Death to the measles, rapidly spreading diseases have taken a toll on humanity for centuries.

A collaboration between GOOD and Column Five Media.

The Deadliest Disease Outbreaks in History

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