Pandemics in human history

  • Period: 541 to 542

    Plague of Justinian (Bubonic plague)

    The first major pandemic, that destroyed the Byzantine Empire was the Yersinia pestis is the name of the bacterium is a pathogen carried by rats and transferred to humans through fleas.
    25 to 50 million people had died a quarter of population then.
  • Period: 1347 to 1351

    Black dead

    After 800 years in Sicily, ships returned to the shores with sailors stricken by mysterios illnes, this diseas is one of the most terrified pandemic, with this the Venetians banned sailors from their cities from 40 days in english called quarentine.
    100 to 200 million dead
  • Period: 1521 to 1524

    Pandemic in America

    Europeans had many diseases like measles, chiken pox, and smallpox, that killed millions over centuries. In America with the become of the Spanish they exposed to the native americans to this diseases, One of the reazons of the Colonize
    20 million of dead
    (The date is of the fall of Tenochtitlan)
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    Spanish flu

    Impacted young adults the hardest half of those that died were between the ages of 20 and 40.
    50 to 100 million deads