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World's 10 worst disease outbreaks ever

New Delhi: Diseases have been unwanted escorts throughout the march of human history. Still throughout history mankind has suffered the crippling and mortal effects of a ravaging disease brought on by any number of target
India TV News Desk January 21, 2014 6:47 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Diseases have been unwanted escorts throughout the march of human history.

Still throughout history mankind has suffered the crippling and mortal effects of a ravaging disease brought on by any number of target factors ranging from animals to one single human host.

At times their onslaught has been so severe or concentrated that an alarming percentage of a city, country or region's population suddenly has perished.

In recent years, there has been plenty of handwringing and worrying over bird flu, swine flu, and other diseases. However, the fame of swine flu may be due more to the need to fill the 24-hour news cycle than anything else.

Nevertheless, there have been some serious disease outbreaks in world history.

We give here a list of ten major disease outbreaks: