Pandemic Diseases

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Originating in Africa, this auto-immune disease broke out in 1969.
 
Seven separate pandemics of this water-borne illness have transpired since 1816.
 
Infecting nearly 1/3 of the world's population, this disease caused arguably the worst pandemic to date.
 
Known as camp fever it first appeared in Europe in 1489.
 
Originating from the variola virus it waged a biological war against Native Americans during the Spanish conquest.
 
This highly contagious endemic disease infected approximately 3-4 million children annually before discovery of a vaccine in 1963.
 
Although nearly eradicated in the modern world, new infections occur at a rate of one per second for this bacterial disease of the lungs.
 
With an incubation period of up to five years this flesh eating illness is known as Hansen's Disease.
 
In 1793, this colorful disease killed nearly 10% of Philadelphia's population.
 
Also called 'Roman Fever' this tropical disease has been hindered the by discovery of quinine.
 

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Created May 10, 2010ReportNominate
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