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Death by Infection

Cause Period Deaths

COVID-19 2019-2020 120,0000 to date

MERS 2015+ 850

EBOLA 2014-2016 11,000

SWINE FLU 2009-2010 200,000

HIV/AID 2005-2012+ 36 m

SARS 2002-2003 770

HONG KONG FLU 1968-1970 1,00,000

ASIAN FLU 1956-1958 2,000,000

SPANISH FLU 1918-1920 20m-50m

6th CHOLERA PANDEMIC 1910-1911 800,000+

RUSSIAN FLU 1898-1990 1,000,000

YELLOW FEVER late 1802 100,000 to 150,000

THIRD CHOLERA PANDEMIC 1852-1860 1,000,000 plus

ITALIAN PLAGUE 1629-1631 1,000,000

GREAT PLAGUE OF LONDON 1665-1666 200,000

NEW WORLD BLACK PLAGUE 1520-1522 5,600,000

THE BLACK DEATH (THE PLAQUE) 1346-1353 75m to 200m

JAPANESE SMALLPOX 734-737 1,000,000

PLAGUE OF JUSTINIAN 541-542 25m -50m

ANTONINE PLAGUE 165 A.D. 5,000,0000


Many plagues have been missed or forgotten

e.g. Egyptian Plagues mentioned in the bible or those in Latin America

I have also excluded war induced disasters like the Bengal famine, India, in 1943 caused by the British.

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