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It’s hard to imagine — in this day of super antibiotics and advanced medicine — but there was a time in history when a single disease could cause the deaths of thousands of people virtually overnight.

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Cholera pandemics started in India in the 1800s. The seventh outbreak (still ongoing) started in Indonesia in 1961 and spread across Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

Domain: Health care; Category: Diseases

The Great Plague of Marseille was one of the most significant European outbreaks of bubonic plague in the early 18th century. Arriving in Marseille, France in 1720, the disease killed 100,000 people ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Diseases

The Italian Plague of 1629–1631 was a series of outbreaks of bubonic plague which occurred from 1629 through 1631 in northern Italy. This epidemic, often referred to as Great Plague of Milan, claimed ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Diseases

The last in a long series of London bubonic plagues that started in 1499, this epidemic killed about 20 percent of Londoners. It started to subside in early 1666 and finally ended after the Great ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Diseases

This is a pandemic we're still battling. Originating in Cameroon and first recognized as a disease in 1981, the earliest documented case is believed to be in 1959 in the Congo. As of 2011 at least 60 ...

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Though it had long been eradicated in other parts of the world, the infectious disease smallpox raged through mid-1970s India, with more than 100,000 reported cases and at least 20,000 deaths. India ...

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Malaria is still a major problem in developing countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, where around 90 percent of all deaths from the disease occur. WHO estimates that in 2012, there were ...

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