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5 Most Deadly Pandemics

The 5 most deadly pandemics of all time include tuberculosis, smallpox, measles, the black plaque and malaria.

In this MYD Minute, we highlight the five most deadly pandemics in modern history, based on the recorded death toll.

Statistics courtesy Wikipedia.

A pandemic is when the outbreak of a disease occurs over a wide geographic area, and affects an exceptionally high proportion of the population. Historically, we have seen a number of pandemics occur. The number of lives lost in a pandemic depends on how many people are infected; how severe of an illness the virus causes; how vulnerable certain groups of people are; and how effective prevention efforts are.

Tune in to find out which pandemics are the top deadliest of all times.

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