The smallpox killed over 300 million in Europe. This disease was highly
infectius and highly contagious caused by the variola virus. It spread through Asia, Africa and Europe until finally reaching America during the colonization.
Luckily this disease has been eradicated with vaccines since 1980.
5000 a.C - 2001
Measles has been the second mortal pandemic, it was killing approximately 200 million people in the world. It was controlled by the vaccines.
PEST OF JUSTINIAN
541 d.C - 542 d.C
The Justinian plague was an epidemic that affected the Eastern Roman Empire or Byzantine Empire, including the city of Constantinople and other parts of Europe, Asia and Africa from the years 541- 542.
1330 - 1348
The black plague -which came to Europe in the middle of the 14th century- was caused by a rat, the epidemic appeared and disappeared, killing millions of people around the world.
1855 - 1959
The third pandemic is the same that the black death but it spread around the world and killed 12 million people (including 10 million in the Indian subcontinent) and led to the implementation of extraordinary measures for its containment like quarantine, forced evacuations.
Approx. 1918 - 1920
It end up with almost 6% of the world population, or around 100 million people.
Its name is due to the attention of the Spanish press gave it due to the censorship it received in the rest of Europe by the First World War.
1981 - 2020
IT HAPPENED IN EUROPE. As is well known, it is spread through contact with blood fluids, such as semen. Unfortunately, this virus has no cure, even so, there are various treatments along with a correct lifestyle that keeps the disease at bay.
2019 - 2020
The world map of the coronavirus: more than 524,000 cases and more than 23,800 deaths in 187 countries. It was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan (Hubei Province) in December 2019.