An Interesting fact about Epidemics

2020-04-17 13:49:37 Written by Aitzaz Saleem Wasli

They say history repeats itself. People like us are unaware of how deep these few words really mean in themselves. The biggest problem at the moment is the Corona virus. Schools and colleges are closed. Events have also been postponed and playgrounds have been deserted. Beyond discussing how corona is spread or what corona is, today we have brought an interesting but frightening fact to some of the most interested in history. Do you know, after every hundred years, an epidemic spreads that takes many lives? This tradition of history may be centuries old, but we will talk about four of these terrible diseases that have become epidemic. Spreads after every hundred years. Let's look at some statistics and facts.


1- Plague of Marseille


The last plague in Europe was the plague epidemic. It spread in Marseille the city of France in 1720. Often history books and stories mention the plague, but the facts are far more frightening than the stories. Only two years. In this city, fifty thousand people died of plague and fifty thousand more people were subjected to plague in the areas around the city. Despite such a large number of died people, Marseille's administration quickly overcame it and by 1765 it Restored the population to the level of thirty-five years ago.


How the plague spread - This is another question that comes to mind. In the meantime, the people of Marseille were afraid of the outbreaks. Therefore, they added a medical board to the administration to check on the people coming out. It was rigorous checking that would have to pass through the ship's captain to every passenger and then allowed to enter the city. In 1720 some of the ship's crew died due to plague, but the goods on that ship were unmanaged. The boundary was precious, so when the ship arrived in Marseille, it passed without checking due to the pressure of the rich merchants of the city. And then the city was destroyed. By the time the effort was successful, the disease had taken many lives.




It was a small mistake that suffered for the next two years. In 1979, two hundred structures were examined and after that the disease and the death toll of the people were re-evaluated.


2. Cholera of Asia


A hundred years later, instead of Europe, Asia became target of a disease. It was cholera The cause of its outbreak is not known. People living on the banks of the river Ganga were hit by it, after which it spread to Mumbai and then spread all over Asia. The outbreak spread to Thailand. After that, Russia and the oman region also remained unsafe. Many British Army personnel became infected. Some people think that this epidemic ends in the winter as bacteria die at low temperature.


Then, the cholera outbreak spread over three different periods. Since the time was not so advanced, the exact number of people who died from this disease is unknown.


3. Spanish flu


In January 1918, a cold proved to be unusually fatal. One hundred years after the last outbreak, the cold was also identified as pandemic. It is considered to be the world's largest epidemic. Apart from civilized population, people on the island could not be protected from it. Life was limited and cities were closed. Like corona virus. The virus also targeted the elderly and children. All entry into the United States was closed.


Interestingly, newspapers from countries such as Germany and the United States were banned from reporting the virus, although Spain had no such ban, so the virus became known as Spanish flu only because of the Spanish news.




The virus was not just a cold - in fact it destroyed the entire immune system. The flu also spread in the winter and ended at the end of winter, but it killed 25 to 40 million people in just two years. It can also be called the most horrible disease in history.


The death toll in China alone was between forty million to ninety million. Another thing that the flu has done like Corona is that it has not targeted any region of Asia other than China. The aspirin was used to treat the disease, which proved to be effective in handling a wide range of conditions.


4. Corona virus


The corona virus is actually a group of viruses with genome numbers ranging from twenty-six to thirty-two. It causes various diseases in animals and birds as well as causes respiratory infections in humans. The effects are minor. 100 years after the Spanish flu, the virus has also become epidemic. Emergency has been implemented in different cities. So far the spread of the virus has spread to many countries. The highest number of death is in China, which is above twenty-eight hundred. Its death rate is four to five percent.


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It was first discovered in 1960 when it was transmitted from pig to human. It became common in China in 2019 and spread to different countries in just three months. Invades the digestive tract.


No regular treatment for the corona virus has been discovered. It is also difficult to distinguish between normal flu and corona. Therefore, there is currently no way to fight the pandemic.




Corona imposed an emergency in 2020, a hundred years after the Spanish flu, but the question is, will this tradition continue even a hundred years later? A hundred years later, perhaps half of today's humans are alive to testify. But looking at the history of four hundred years, it can be inferred that it will repeat itself.