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It’s hard to imagine — in this day of super antibiotics and advanced medicine — but there was a time in history when a single disease could cause the deaths of thousands of people virtually overnight.

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This bubonic plague outbreak (541-542) spread throughout the Byzantine Empire, centered on the Mediterranean region. It halted the reconquest of lands once part of the Roman Empire. Estimates vary ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Diseases

Cholera pandemics started in India in the 1800s. The seventh outbreak (still ongoing) started in Indonesia in 1961 and spread across Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

Domain: Health care; Category: Diseases

The origin of the Spanish flu pandemic, and the relationship between the near-simultaneous outbreaks in humans and swine, have been controversial. One hypothesis is that the virus strain originated ...

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Massive numbers died in Ireland. Others, fleeing disease and the famine of 1846, died in "coffin ships" and upon arrival as immigrants to U.S. and Canadian ports.

Domain: Health care; Category: Diseases

The last in a long series of London bubonic plagues that started in 1499, this epidemic killed about 20 percent of Londoners. It started to subside in early 1666 and finally ended after the Great ...

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The pandemic's most devastating moment was a four-year spell between 1347 and 1351 that, according to some estimates, wiped out as much as two-thirds of Europe's population. The plague — ...

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China's Yunnan province was the setting for the third and last great plague pandemic, which began in the 1850s. The infectious fever wreaked havoc on Chinese citizens, killing tens of thousands, ...

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