Before coronavirus: The deadliest pandemics in history
A timeline of the world's worst outbreaks
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Disease has plagued humanity since the dawn of time. Luckily, medicine has evolved and continues to do so, and diseases that were once fatal are now treatable and even preventable. But every now and then an outbreak happens, and, as history tells us, these can be truly devastating.
In this gallery, we look back on the worst pandemics in history. If you think the recent coronavirus outbreak is bad, wait until you read about what our ancestors had to go through. Click on.
MOVIES Then and now