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3 Pandemics That Shook the World Before Coronavirus

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3 Pandemics That shook The World Before Coronavirus

The human race had witnessed a number of deathly Widespread diseases before the Coronavirus Pandemic. In this article, I'll be telling you guys about 3 Pandemic that shook the world. See them below:

Black Death


Black Death was a Global epidemic of bubonic plague (inflamed swelling of a lymph node) which originated in Asia and was disperse by trading ship over 2000-years ago. Black Death is one of the most deathly pandemic recorded in human history, causing the death of 75-200 million people in Asia, Europe and North Africa.

What was the Symptoms of Black Death

  • Fever
  • Extreme Body weakness
  • Vomiting, Abdominal pain and diarrhea
  • Bleeding from the mouth and nose
  • Blackening and death of tissue in the fingers and toes



Smallpox was a disfiguring, contagious and deadly disease that usually leave permanent scars on the skin. Smallpox has proven to be one of the most devastating disease that affected the human race, since the time of the ancient Egypt. The last known case of smallpox occurred in the United States in 1949 and due to the worldwide vaccination programs, the disease has been completely eradicated.

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What was the Symptoms of Smallpox

  • Fever
  • Overall discomfort
  • Headach
  • Severe fatigue
  • Severe back pain
  • Vomiting

Spanish flu


Spanish flu was a highly contagious and deathly virus that attack the respiratory system. Spanish flu was first observed in the United States and Europe. It is estimated that the virus infected about 500 million people globally.

What was the Symptoms of Spanish flu

  • Fever
  • Chills and sweats
  • Headache
  • Dry and persistent cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tiredness and weakness
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sore throat
  • Eye pain
  • Vomiting and diarrhea

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