The largest epidemics and pandemics in human history

Epidemic it is a cases of mass destruction of people due to infectious diseases. In epidemic disease affects many people, the epidemic may cover the entire country. Now,there is a new term is's a pandemic. Pandemic it's a widespread epidemic. Pandemic disease affects the population of many countries at once. Epidemics have always been human companions and now you can see the most famous pandemics in the world

0430-05-03 15:24:35

Plague of Athens

The Plague of Athens was a devastating epidemic which hit the city-state of Athens in ancient Greece during the second year of the Peloponnesian War, when an Athenian victory still seemed within reach.

0541-05-03 15:24:35

Plague of Justinian (541-750)

The Plague of Justinian was a pandemic that afflicted the Byzantine Empire. It has been called one of the greatest plagues in history.

1346-11-01 08:36:43

Black Death

The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people. Spreading throughout the Mediterranean and Europe, the Black Death is estimated to have killed 30–60% of Europe's total population.

1817-07-25 15:14:34

The First Cholera Pandemic

This was the first great cholera pandemic of the nineteenth century. It was unprecedented in its fury, affecting almost every country in Asia. Amidst attacks of vomiting and diarrhea thousands of people collapsed and died

1878-11-23 02:12:59

Memphis Yellow Fever

In 1878, thousands of refugees fled Cuba during the tail end of the war for independence from Spain — and with them they carried yellow fever. By the end of the year 5000 people had died in Memphis alone. In total, the Mississippi Valley counted 20000 deaths.

1893-05-04 20:14:56

Third plague pandemic

Third Pandemic is the designation of a major bubonic plague pandemic that began in Yunnan province in China. This episode of bubonic plague spread to all inhabited continents, and ultimately killed more than 12 million people in India and China alone

1916-06-10 03:47:48

The 1916 Polio Epidemic

Five years before Franklin Delano Roosevelt was diagnosed with polio, the paralyzing disease struck thousands in the U.S, killing some 6000. During the 1916 epidemic, 9000 cases occurred in New York City, which called for quarantines.

1918-01-01 00:00:00

Spanish flu (1918-1919)

The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 killed more people than the World War I , at somewhere between 20 and 40 million people. It has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in recorded world history. Known as "Spanish Flu" or "La Grippe" the influenza of 1918-1920 was a global disaster.

1974-07-25 15:14:34

India's Smallpox Epidemic

Though it had long been eradicated in other parts of the world, the infectious disease smallpox raged through 1970 India, with more than 100,000 reported cases and at least 20,000 deaths.

2003-01-25 15:14:34


First reported in Asia in 2003, it was the illness that popularized the surgical-mask as street wear. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), which is caused by a virus, spread to more than two dozen countries in North America, South America, Europe and Asia before being contained. More than 8,000 people were sickened and 774 died

The largest epidemics and pandemics in human history

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