GOOD.is and Column Five Media have collaborated once again on an entertaining and informative illustrated graph, outlining the 'Deadliest Disease Outbreaks in History.' The morbid chart explains the details of each ruthless epidemic, ranging from the Spanish flu to smallpox outbreaks -- the number one killer, "in terms of estimated death toll," explains the infographic, with over 300 million victims. While most of these ill wipeouts took place over a hundred years ago, the chart also has an "Honorable Mentions" category that describes more modern malignant viruses.
The 'Deadliest Disease Outbreaks in History' infographic is a quick way to get up to speed on historical health issues, with interesting tidbits to impress your friends. Check out this great graph, before it's too late!
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The Infectious 'Deadliest Disease Outbreaks in History' Chart
- By: Marie C. HudsonAug 12, 2011