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The Black Death
originated in the Gobi Desert, travelled by ship & land, followed trade routes, transmitted rat-flea-human, certain professions killed more (doctors and clergy)
Tried to cure with incense, sound (church bells), charmes and spells... actually destroyed by heat
5-20% of population gets flu each year, 200,000 are hospitalized, 36,000 die, virus lasts a week at regular temp and 30 days at freezing temp,
Kills by uncontrollable hemorrhaging that fills the lungs - drowning the patient, tended to select young healthy adults as victims, 675,000 died from it, worldwide between 50-100 million, started in Kansas in army barracks
Discovered in US in early 1980's, has killed more than 25 million people, spherical in structure, attaches to t-cells
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