Humans have suffered throughout the years regarding diseases but with technology advances, it’s been successful to avoid symptoms

Throughout the history of mankind, diseases have been advancing and have brought serious pandemics, which are responsible for thousands and millions of deaths in many countries.

One of the most recognized is the Black Death, which occurred between 1346 and 1353. Today the number of deaths is unknown, but it is estimated that 80 to 200 million died in North Africa, Europe and Asia, killing between 30% and 60% of the European population, today the causes and treatment are unknown.

In the middle of the 20th century, it was not known where this pandemic came from, which cost the lives of between 40 and 50 million people worldwide. The Spanish flu was so called because Spain was a neutral country during the First World War and never concealed reports of the disease.

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Of avian origin, the influenza A virus (H2N2) or Asian flu, appeared in 1957, and in less than a year it would spread throughout the world. Despite medical advances with respect to the Spanish flu pandemic, they contributed to contain much better the advance of the virus, which registered one million deaths around the planet, and which would work with mutations of the flu.

Smallpox was another devastating pandemic, with a mortality rate of 30%, especially high in children and infants. Its origin is unknown, but its existence is said to date back to the third century B.C. WHO declared its eradication in 1980, after several efforts to globalize vaccination campaigns. It is estimated that this pandemic killed up to 300 million people in the 20th century.

One of the many pandemics we have experienced in this century is the famous COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, better known as coronavirus, still present today. It was initially called «Wuhan pneumonia«, since the first cases were detected in Wuhan in December 2019. As of today, WHO estimates that more than 6.9 million people died.

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throughout history, pandemics have had common behavior and outcomes, not only from a health standpoint. In addition to the health crisis, they have generated negative results in the economy and in the social sphere, increasing the levels of unemployment, poverty and marginality, being a challenge for all human beings.