Pandemics Throughout the History
TriStar Centennial Medical Center
pandemics, cholera, influenza pandemics, plague, sars, ebola virus
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Family Medicine | Infectious Disease | Internal Medicine | Virus Diseases
As we move amidst the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, we have witnessed tremendous distress, death, and turmoil of everyday life for more than one year now. However, they are not modern phenomena; deadly pandemics have happened throughout recorded history. Pandemics such as the plague, Spanish Flu, HIV, and Ebola caused deaths, destruction of political regimes, as well as financial and psychosocial burdens. However, they sometimes resulted in scientific discoveries. Understanding the mechanism of the emergence of these pandemics is crucial to control any spreading pandemic and prevent the emergence of a potential new one. Public health agencies need to work on improving the countries’ pandemic preparedness to prevent any future pandemics. The review article aims to shed light on some of the deadliest pandemics throughout history, information of critical importance for clinicians and researchers.
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Sampath S, Khedr A, Qamar S, et al. Pandemics Throughout the History. Cureus. 2021;13(9):e18136. doi:10.7759/cureus.18136