1720 to 2020: A pandemic occurred after every 100 years

Pandemics have made history to occur after every 100 years to threaten the world. Four major pandemics of 1720, 1820, 1920 and now 2020 have threatened the world killing thousands of people.

It seems like history repeats itself after every 100 years. Here is a brief explanation of four major pandemics;

1720 pandemic

1720 was the year when the Bubonic plague spread in France. The plague was also known as the Great Plague of Marseille and it spread through infected flies. The pandemic killed about 100,000 people in Marseille and its surroundings.

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1820 pandemic

100 years after the bubonic plague, the world witnessed yet another Pandemic. The Asian Cholera Pandemic or Asiatic cholera. This cholera pandemic started in Asia.

It is believed the outbreak started from India and later spread throughout the continent. The source of this epidemic was contaminated water.  More than 100,000 people died of this outbreak.

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1920 Pandemic

The third great Pandemic was the 1920 Spanish Flu pandemic. Just a century ago, the world struggled with the worst flu pandemic in history.

The source of this pandemic was a simple H1N1 flu virus that undertook a genetic mutation and became more dangerous than the normal flu virus. 

This was one of the worst pandemics the world ever witnessed. It affected more than 500 million people causing the death of more than 100 million.

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2020 pandemic

2020 pandemic is the coronavirus that started from China and now has spread to more than 200 countries of the world.

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The virus has already affected around 2 million people and 115,000 lost their lives to this deadly virus. The virus is still active to affect more. We hope to get out of this outbreak soon.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.