Pandemics have been affecting humans for as long as we can remember and these are some of the most destructive and catastrophic pandemics to date.
10 000 BC
Small-pox was first discovered in Africa and the last know case was in 1977.
To say that the Spanish flu was deadly would be an understatement as it infected almost 40% of the population.
The black plague effected 25 million people and it was spread by bacteria.
Alexander Fleming drastically changed the future of medicine all by an accident.
The first vaccine for the flu was approved in 1945.
The first HIV/AIDS case was diagnosed in 1981 and 35 million people dies worldwide.
SARS was first diagnosed in China and then it quickly spread across the world.
The 1950s is when the polio disease broke out.
In 2012, The whooping cough came back and many parents refused to vaccinate their children.
The Zika Virus
There was a major outbreak of zika during the summer of 2015. Zika is transmitted as a virus. Zika was first identified in monkeys in Uganda in 1947. The Zika virus is extremely harmful to pregnant women as the children of said women can have a number of birth defects.