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
Deadly roll call of pandemics and plagues
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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