Killer Diseases Through Time

Datapoints | Killer Diseases Through Time Historic Pandemics Cases Deaths Justinian Plague, 6th Century China Plague (Bubonic) *142 million -100 million "Third Pandemic" 1896-1930 30 million 12 million Spanish Flu Pandemic 1918-1919 1 billion 21 million Sources: WHO, CDC *Based on estimated historic mortality rate of 70%   Pandemics Today       Per Year Per Year Malaria 300-500 million 1 million Tuberculosis 8 million 2 million AIDS 6

The Scientist Staff
Jun 1, 2003

Datapoints | Killer Diseases Through Time


Historic Pandemics
Cases
Deaths
Justinian Plague, 6th Century
China Plague (Bubonic)
*142 million
-100 million
"Third Pandemic"
1896-1930
30 million
12 million
Spanish Flu Pandemic
1918-1919
1 billion
21 million
Sources: WHO, CDC
*Based on estimated historic mortality rate of 70%

 

Pandemics Today
 
 
 
Per Year
Per Year
Malaria
300-500 million
1 million
Tuberculosis
8 million
2 million
AIDS
6 million
3 million
Source: The New York Times

 

Recent Outbreaks
 
 
Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
in the Republic of Congo,
from 2000 to May 6, 2003
143
128
Meningococcal Disease
in Burkina Faso,
from Jan. to April 20, 2003
7146
1058
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Worldwide, as of May 20
7919
662
Source: WHO

 


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