Over the last decade or even way longer in the past, human has been fighting with many kinds of epidemics. Before the emergency states of the new coronavirus spark panic to the whole world, epidemics have been started from the previous century. But good to hear, that the pandemics in the 21st century are less deadly than the previous ones. So to inform you what are they, this is some list of the deadliest viruses that struck and break havoc in this world.
Some Epidemic That Happens Before Or Even Worse Than The New Corona Virus 2019
1. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
It is good for us, that in the 21st century the medical technologies are improving. Because pandemics were rising quite fasts. Not long before the bird flu, the SARS virus was the one that traumatizing Asia. Emerged in southern China around November 2002, the virus transmitted to man through horseshoe bats. Later in the mid of 2003, eventually, the 9.5 % mortality rate virus spread around 30 countries and managed to put down more than 750 people.
2. Swine Flu – the worst pandemic in the 21st century
Around 2009 the world was sparked in a panic with the so-called H1N1 or the swine virus. It was first uncovered in March 2009 from the united states and Mexico. Then the pandemic alert started from June 2009 to August 2010. This epidemic can be known as the deadliest viruses of the 21 century from the estimation of the worldwide deaths which was up to 575, 400 people, with more than 12.000 deaths in the united states. Even more, 61 million people are infected by the virus.
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3. Ebola virus in 2013 – 2016
December 2013 and lasted for two years, the hemorrhagic fever Ebola broke out. Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia suffer the heavy damage of 11,300 deaths. While in 2018, this deadly epidemic was reemerging in and managed to kill more than 2,200 people from the eastern democratic republic of Congo. While it is known that the virus is deadly and lethal, this disease wasn’t that contagious.
4. AIDS The Unending Disease
By far, AIDS is the deadliest viruses over the previous to this decade. The disease makes people vulnerable to any infection due to the affected immune system. Worse than the other, the antidote still haven found until the modern times. But more than 24.5 million people have to use retroviral drugs to stop the risk of contamination. However, the virus that uncovered from the year 1981 has killed more than 32 million people around the world.
Those are four epidemics that have broken out and make many deaths over this decade. Just like the SARS, bird flu broke out in 2004, but the problem died down in a year. As the fact may be, the deadliest epidemic is AIDS since it has been around for a long time, and the antidote is haven been found yet. However, the death toll from swine flu is also devastating. The world has fought with the disease for years. So, please mind your health and stay away from disease.