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Worst Diseases that shooks/shooked the earth

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Top 10 worst diseases that shredded the world population apart

Disease Name

Caused By

Death Toll

Affected Areas

Year

The Black Death

bacteriumYersinia pestis

75 million

Central Asia to Europe

late 1340

Polio

Poliovirus

10,000+

Around the world

Since 1916

Smallpox

Variola major, Variola
minor (Virus)

60 million

South America

18th century

Cholera

Vibrio cholera (Bacterium)

12,000

Asia

since 1991

Ebola

Fruit
Bat

160,000

Central Africa

1976 – since 2000

Malaria

Protozoan parasites

2.7 Million/Yr (2800 children/day)

Tropical areas of America, Asia
and Africa

1976 – since 2000

Bubonic Plague

rodents
and fleas

250 Million

Europe

1300

Spanish Flu

Virus H1N1

100 Million

Spain

1918 – 1919

Influenza

RNA
viruses

36,000/yr

Asia
and spread to Europe via Africa

1918
– 1919

AIDS

HIV Virus

25 Million

India, Africa

Early 1980’s

 

 

 

 

 

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One response to “Worst Diseases that shooks/shooked the earth”

  1. vijay Avatar

    From what i have read spanish flu its the worst disaster of all time. It killed most number of people in the shortest period of time.q

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