From zoonotic diseases to vector-borne diseases, waterborne to blood-borne pathogens, this is a timeline to track and recall the history of various infectious diseases that impacted and left a mark on human history, civilization and society.
There were many impacts like high mortality, pandemics and near decimation of groups. However, crucially, covering but not limited to: theories (i.e. germ and debunking spontaneous generation), vaccines, stigma, drug resistance, sanitation, and emergence or reemergence of diseases.
Diseases include: Plague, Puerperal (childbed) fever, Smallpox, Polio, Measles, Syphilis, Hansen's disease, Tuberculosis, Yellow Fever, Typhus, Malaria, Zika, Phytopthora, Typhoid Fever, Influenza (and other flus), Anthrax, Rabies, Streptomyces, E. Coli, Rotovirus, HIV/AIDS, Ebola, SARS, and MERS.
Source: National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Human Natural Killer Cell [Photograph found in National Institutes of Health]. (2016, August 29).
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