Tuesday April 7, 2020

Deadly roll call of pandemics and plagues

Emmet Ryan looks at some of the disease outbreaks that have afflicted the world in recent centuries

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
8th March, 2020
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Best known as bird flu, the potential risk of H5N1 was brought to light in 2003 by virologist Robert G Webster

Spanish flu

First emerged: Étaples, France

When: 1918-1920

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