Visualized: the World’s Deadliest Pandemics by Population Impact

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Humanity has been battling against diseases for centuries.

And while most contagious outbreaks never reached full-blown pandemic status, there have been several times throughout history when a disease has caused mass devastation.

Here’s a look at the world’s deadliest pandemics to date, and the impacts they had on the global population at the time.

Visualization type: Infographic

Visualized: the World’s Deadliest Pandemics by Population Impact

Humanity has been battling against diseases for centuries.

And while most contagious outbreaks never reached full-blown pandemic status, there have been several times throughout history when a disease has caused mass devastation.


First published: March 16, 2021 (link)

Source files included: .ai, .eps, .pdf

Data source: CDC, WHO, BBC, Wikipedia, Historical records, Encyclopedia Britannica, Our World in Data

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