The Bubonic Plague swept through Europe, Asia, and Africa during the 14th century resulting in over 50 million deaths.
First Smallpox Vaccine Recorded
Dr. Jenner discovered a vaccination in order to treat the Smallpox outbreak.
Cholera outbreak in London caused by infected food and water. It resulted in the death of over 10,000 people.
Creation of WHO
The World Health Organization was created to maintain health affairs in the within the United Nations.
International Sanitary Regulations
the World Health Organization provided a single set of rules to protect the world from the spread of what were termed "quarantinable diseases."
WHO Eradication Program
WHO put out a plan to rid the world of Smallpox. This plan however did not succeed due to financial reasons.
Eradication of Smallpox
Smallpox was eradicated through the use of vaccinations.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome appeared in 2002 in China and soon spread worldwide. SARS is a virus transmitted through droplets that enter the air when someone with the disease coughs, sneezes, or talks.
Avian Influenza (bird flu) spread from infected birds and can be transmitted from person to person.
International Health Regulations
WHO sets out to enforce International Health Regulations in order to protects the public from disease and illness outbreaks from occurring.