PANDEMICS: That Changed History!
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The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‑CoV‑2), was identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020, and recognised it as a pandemic on 11 March 2020. The pandemic has caused severe global socioeconomic disruption,including one of the largest global recessions in history

In the realm of infectious diseases, a pandemic is the worst case scenario. When an epidemic spreads beyond a country’s borders, that’s when the disease officially becomes a pandemic. Pandemics have afflicted civilizations throughout human history, with the earliest known outbreak occurring in 430 BC during the Peloponnesian War.

Many of these pandemics have had significant impacts on human society, from killing large percentages of the global population to causing humans to ponder larger questions about life. See a timeline below of pandemics that, in ravaging human populations, changed history.

1. 165 A.D.: Antonine Plague
2. 250 A.D.: Cyprian Plague
3. 541 A.D.: Justinian Plague
4. 11th Century: Leprosy
5. 1350: The Black Death
6. 1492: The Columbian Exchange
7. 1665: The Great Plague of London
8. 1817: First Cholera Pandemic
9. 1855: The Third Plague Pandemic
10. 1875: Fiji Measles Pandemic
11. 1889: Russian Flu
12. 1918: Spanish Flu
13. 1957: Asian flu
14. 1981: HIV/AIDS
15. 2003: SARS
16. 2019: COVID-19

Here is a slideshow of 10 of the most momentous pandemics that altered the course of human history, including Coronavirus, a potential pandemic in the making.

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