According to BBC,till March 26,2020, more than 450,000 individuals are infected and death rate raised to 21000 individuals due to Covid-19, throughout the world even 10000 new cases have been reported same day within U.S and death rate in Italy has left behind China.
Reference to an article published in Washington post on March 11, some epidemiology experts think the Covid-19 flare up will be close in scale to an influenza pandemic in 1957 that caused more than 1 million deaths worldwide, including 70,000 in the U.S., and made a quarter-billion people ill. Here we look at 10 deadliest disease which badly effect mankind in the past.
Antonine Plague (AD 165)
This was smallpox (measles) disease which spread in Roman Empire through troops returning to Rome from far East. The Antonine plague also known as the Plague of Galen kill five million people.
Plague of Justinian (541-542)
This outbreak take 25 million people (almost half population of Europe).Plague of Justinian hit the Byzantine Empire and many cities around the Mediterranean Sea. The deadly disease spread through many dirty ships which arrived at ports.
The Black Death (1346-1353)
The Black death killed over 200 million people ,according to historians the disease originated in Asia which spread throughout the world due to ships that keep black rats.
Third Cholera (1852)
The third cholera flare up begin in India and spread across continents which take more than one million l lives across the world.
The H3N8 subtype virus was the cause of this influenza virus was, originating in the Russian Empire spreading across the Northern Hemisphere later aided by the advent of modern transport infrastructure. The disease claimed one million lives.
Sixth Cholera (1910-1911)
The sixth cholera flare-up begin in India, which speeded to the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe and Russia. The outbreak killed 8,00,000 people.
Spanish Flu (1918)
Spread through H1N1 virus that produced by bad hygiene in hospitals at Spain was the worse disease which infected about 500 million people, and killed over 50 million people.
Asian Flu (1957)
The Asian flu was an avian influenza outbreak that spread in the late 1950s and later died out after a vaccine was introduced. At its height, the virus killed two million people.
Hong Kong flu (1968)
Caused by the virus H3N2 subtype ,the Hong Kong flu was a global outbreak of the influenza virus, which originated in the Asian continent which killed one million people.
Firstly identified in the Republic of Congo in 1976, this disease killed 35 million people in the decade of its peak. HIV virus is cause of this disease which transmitted from both male and female to each other while having sexual contact.