World Influenza Pandemic: 2014 million lives claimed. Posted on July 4, 2011 at 11:53:40 PM by AMES
Antonine Plague, 165-180, caused approximately 5 million deaths; at the height of the plague, 2,000 people were dying each day in Rome. Disease: smallpox or measles.
Plague of Justinian, 541-542, caused approximately 25 million deaths; at the height of the plague, 10,000 people were dying each day in Constantinople. Disease: bubonic plague.
Black Death, 1347-1351, caused approximately 34 million deaths. Disease: bubonic plague.
Spanish Flu, 1918-1919, caused approximately 50 million deaths. Disease: influenza A virus.
WIP (World Influenza Pandemic), 2008-Present time, current number of deaths is approximately 1800 million and still growing. Disease: influenza A H5N1 (avian influenza).
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