The Deadliest Pandemics in History #infographic


The Deadliest Pandemics in History #infographic

For several individuals and nations around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a defining moment. Whether or not you know anyone who has been afflicted by the virus, the way of life of everyone is affected, from wearing a face mask in public to limiting social events and limiting restaurant dining facilities. We are only in the center of the pandemic, though, and the full influence on history is not going to be known for some time.

Take a look at the global pandemic past in the following infographic by to see how damaging each one was to the human population.

Either smallpox or Yersinia pestis were correlated with previous pandemics that are widely learned about in schools. Yersinia pestis is a bacterium, also known as the Black Plague, that was responsible for the Bubonic Plague. The death toll of the Black Plague was about 25 million people, and during the following 300 years there have also been many resurgences, resulting in millions more casualties. Between the years of 483 and 565, Yersinia pestis is also thought to have been responsible for Justinian's plague, one of the earliest known plagues.

Smallpox has infected more individuals in history than any of the other pandemics. The best-known outbreak of smallpox was in Mexico between 1519 and 1520. Approximately 80% of the native population is said to have claimed it. It is estimated that the total number of fatalities is between 5 and 8 million. However, smallpox killed more than 500 million people between 1877 and 1977.

The Deadliest Pandemics in History #infographic

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