Here is the top 5 of deadliest pandemic of all time.
5. The plague of Justinian
The plague of Justinian or Justinianic plague was the first major outbreak of the first plague pandemic, the first Old World pandemic of plague, the contagious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. It started in 541 until 750 and it killed 25 to 30 million people.
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). Learning the basics about HIV can keep you healthy and prevent HIV transmission. It started in 1981 upto date and it has killed over 35 million people.
3. The Spanish Flu
Spanish flu, also known as the Great Influenza epidemic or the 1918 influenza pandemic, was an exceptionally deadly global influenza pandemic caused by the H1N1 influenza A virus. It started in 1918 until 1919 and killed approximately 50 million people.
Smallpox was an infectious disease caused by one of two virus variants, Variola major and Variola minor. The agent of variola virus (VARV) belongs to the genus Orthopoxvirus. It started in 1520 until 1980 and over 50 million people lost their lives because of the virus.
1. The Black Death
The Black Death was a bubonic plague pandemic occurring in Afro-Eurasia from 1347 to 1351. It is the most fatal pandemic recorded in human history, causing the death of 75–200 million people in Eurasia and North Africa, peaking in Europe from 1347 to 1351.
It is a surprise that the recent pandemic is not in the list.
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