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To sign in: Email: Password: Versace1. Subscribe to National Geographic How devastating pandemics change us A reflection on what we've failed to learn from past pandemics His discovery about the dangers of filth saved countless lives Centuries after spreading smallpox, the Spanish led a global campaign to fight it How World War II put penicillin into every pharmacy India’s daunting challenge: There’s water everywhere, and nowhere A century after women’s suffrage, the fight for equality isn’t over ‘I am scared all the time’: Chimps and people are clashing in rural Uganda The dodo gets a makeover Creating a black-and-white photograph goes beyond the shutter An insect’s surprising way of seeing, and other revelations Archaeologists give him skulls—he brings them to life Prickly porcupines mate without hurting each other.

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A photographer climbs for his life—out of the world’s deepest known cave Deepest Dive Under Antarctica Reveals a Shockingly Vibrant World It’s like the apocalypse, but smaller My generation grew up online. Covid-19: The history of pandemics - BBC Future. The History of Pandemics, by Death Toll. Pan·dem·ic /panˈdemik/ (of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world.

The History of Pandemics, by Death Toll

As humans have spread across the world, so have infectious diseases. Even in this modern era, outbreaks are nearly constant, though not every outbreak reaches pandemic level as COVID-19 has. Today’s visualization outlines some of history’s most deadly pandemics, from the Antonine Plague to the current COVID-19 event. A Timeline of Historical Pandemics Disease and illnesses have plagued humanity since the earliest days, our mortal flaw.

Widespread trade created new opportunities for human and animal interactions that sped up such epidemics. The more civilized humans became – with larger cities, more exotic trade routes, and increased contact with different populations of people, animals, and ecosystems – the more likely pandemics would occur. Here are some of the major pandemics that have occurred over time: Note: Many of the death toll numbers listed above are best estimates based on available research. Epidemics. Epidemics are infectious (easily spread) diseases that spread quickly in a large area, or country.


They can cause widespread sickness and even death. When an epidemic gets out of control and spreads to many countries or regions of the world, it is called a pandemic. Cholera, SARS and COVID-19 are some examples of epidemics that spread across the world to become pandemics. General websites For the latest information about the COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand, please visit Unite Against COVID-19, the official website from the Government of New Zealand. The websites below will show you where to find information about different types of epidemics, their causes, and treatments.

DKfindout This website covers many topics in simple and easy to understand language. Use the search bar at the top of the page to search for 'disease'.Go to the page called Germs and disease.You will find links to pages on viruses and how we fight germs. Britannica School Primary Kids' Health Ducksters New Zealand sites Books. 20 of the worst epidemics and pandemics in history. Throughout the course of history, disease outbreaks have ravaged humanity, sometimes changing the course of history and, at times, signaling the end of entire civilizations.

20 of the worst epidemics and pandemics in history

Here are 20 of the worst epidemics and pandemics, dating from prehistoric to modern times. 1. Prehistoric epidemic: Circa 3000 B.C. About 5,000 years ago, an epidemic wiped out a prehistoric village in China. The bodies of the dead were stuffed inside a house that was later burned down. Before the discovery of Hamin Mangha, another prehistoric mass burial that dates to roughly the same time period was found at a site called Miaozigou, in northeastern China. 2. Around 430 B.C., not long after a war between Athens and Sparta began, an epidemic ravaged the people of Athens and lasted for five years.

What exactly this epidemic was has long been a source of debate among scientists; a number of diseases have been put forward as possibilities, including typhoid fever and Ebola.