Deadliest pandemics in history worldwide

Number of deaths from the deadliest pandemics in history worldwide

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Release date

August 2011



Survey time period

as of 2011

Supplementary notes

* high estimate.
Although these diseases do not have figures for the total number of attributable deaths, they continue to cause significant loss around the world:
Malaria (1600-present): 781,000 deaths per year.
Tuberculosis (700 BC-present): 2 million deaths per year.
Yellow fever (1600 BC-present): 30,000 deaths per year.

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