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Table 2 A list of few pandemics and their epidemiology

From: SARS-CoV-2 infection: a global outbreak and its implication on public health

Event name Date Location Disease name Death toll References
COVID-19 pandemic 2019-present Worldwide COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2 virus) 3,345,085 (as of 14 may 2021) https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports
Western African Ebola virus epidemic 2013–2016 Western African Ebola virus epidemic 2013–2016 Worldwide, primarily concentrated in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone Ebola 11,323+ Gignoux et al. (2015)
2012 Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus outbreak 2012-present Worldwide Middle East respiratory syndrome / MERS-CoV 935+ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/mers-coronavirus-update-61-cases-reported-in-first-half-of-2020/
2009 Swine flu pandemic 2009–2010 Worldwide Influenza A virus subtype H1N1 284,000 (possible range 151,700–575,400) Dawood et al. (2012)
2002–04 SARS outbreak 2002–2004 Worldwide Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) 774 https://www.who.int/health-topics/severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome
Soviet flu 1977–1978 Worldwide Influenza A virus subtype H1N1 10,000–30,000 Prieto (2009)
Hong Kong flu 1968–1970 Worldwide Influenza A virus subtype H3N2 1–4 million Paul (2003
1957–1958 Influenza pandemic (Asian flu) 1957–1958 Worldwide Influenza A virus subtype H2N2 1–4 million Paul (2003)
1918 Influenza pandemic (Spanish flu) 1918–1920 Worldwide Influenza A virus subtype H1N1 17–100 million Patterson and Pyle (1991), Spreeuwenberg et al. (2018), Jilani et al. (2020)
1889–1890 flu pandemic 1889–1890 Worldwide Influenza 1 million Parsons and Britain (1893)
1520 Mexico Smallpox epidemic 1519–1520 Mexico Smallpox 5–8 million (40% population) Acuña-Soto et al. (2002)