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It’s hard to imagine — in this day of super antibiotics and advanced medicine — but there was a time in history when a single disease could cause the deaths of thousands of people virtually overnight.

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Massive numbers died in Ireland. Others, fleeing disease and the famine of 1846, died in "coffin ships" and upon arrival as immigrants to U.S. and Canadian ports.

Domain: Health care; Category: Diseases

Tuberculosis, consumption, or just TB killed more people than any other disease during the 19th and early-20th centuries, according to the Harvard University Library. It is caused by a bacterium ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Diseases

China's Yunnan province was the setting for the third and last great plague pandemic, which began in the 1850s. The infectious fever wreaked havoc on Chinese citizens, killing tens of thousands, ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Diseases

The Plague of Athens was catastrophic, especially to Greek forces who were in the midst of a war with Sparta. Modern researchers have conjectured about the nature of the plague, with some saying it ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Diseases

Cholera has been around for centuries — the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates seems to allude to it in his work — but for a long time it was restricted to the delta region of India's Ganges ...

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The pandemic's most devastating moment was a four-year spell between 1347 and 1351 that, according to some estimates, wiped out as much as two-thirds of Europe's population. The plague — ...

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Named for Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, who ruled during the outbreak along with co-regent Lucius Verus, the outbreak began in 165 and lasted until 180. An estimated five million people ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Diseases

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MarkUltra

This is so relevant to talk about epidemics now because we are going through one. However, I don't care about it much, I think this is overestimated and I am sure that people get more problems because of the lockdown and now many people have to use Blessed CBD to get rid of mental problems.

06:50, 7 October 2020
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