Pandemics through history

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In History
  • 541

    Plague of Jutinian

    Plague of Jutinian
    It was the first major pandemic, attacking the Byzantine Empire. The bacterium responsible was identified as your "Sania Pestis" or as well, as bubonic plague, a pathogen carried by rats and transferred to humans through fleas.
  • 542

    Plague of Jutinian

    Plague of Jutinian
    25 to 50 million people died, which was about quarter of the Earth's population then.
  • 1341

    Plague of Justinian

    Plague of Justinian
    The plague returned with a vengeance as the most infamous pandemic in human history.
  • 1347

    Black Death

    Black Death
    Sailors returned to Sicily with a mysterious illness that formed dark swellings or buboes on the armpits and groin. Venetians banned sailors from entering their cities for 40 days, in Italy they called this Cuarenta G or Denis (beginning of the word quarantine.) This method helped, although, this illness took up 200 million lives across Eurasia.
  • 1351

    Black Death

    Black Death
    During this illness, they also had to endure many diseases like measles chicken pox and smallpox. Colonization appeared and this sickness spread, making many deaths.
  • Spanish Flu

    Spanish Flu
    The most recent mass pandemic struck and infected 500 million worldwide. This impacted young adults hardest, half of those who died were in their 20s and 40s.
  • Spanish Flu

    Spanish Flu
    99% were under the age of 65. By the end it claimed the lives of 50 to 100 million.