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List of epidemics



This article is a list of major epidemics.

Additional recommended knowledge

Contents

Worldwide Pandemics

Regional

Asia

Central and South America

Europe

Egypt

North America

  • 1657: measles - Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1687: measles - Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1690: yellow fever - New York, New York
  • 1713: measles - Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1721-1722:smallpox - Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1729: measles - Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1738: smallpox - South Carolina
  • 1739-1740: measles - Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1747: measles - Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina
  • 1759: measles - North America
  • 1761: influenza - North America and West Indies
  • 1772: measles - North America
  • 1775: unknown cause - North America, particularly in the northeast
  • 1783: bilious disorder - Dover, Delaware
  • 1788: measles - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New York
  • 1793: influenza and "putrid fever" - Vermont
  • 1793: influenza - Virginia
  • 1793: yellow fever - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1793: unknown - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1793: unknown - Middletown, Pennsylvania
  • 1794: yellow fever - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1796-1797: yellow fever - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1798: yellow fever - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1803: yellow fever - New York
  • 1820-1823: fever - United States spreading from the Schuylkill River
  • 1831-1832: Asiatic cholera - United States (brought by English immigrants)
  • 1832: cholera - New York City and other major cities
  • 1833: cholera - Columbus, Ohio
  • 1834: cholera - New York City
  • 1837: typhus - Philadelphia
  • 1841: yellow fever - United States (especially severe in the South)
  • 1847: yellow fever New Orleans
  • 1848-1849: cholera - North America
  • 1849: cholera New York
  • 1850: yellow fever - United States
  • 1850-1851: influenza - North America
  • 1851: cholera Coles County, Illinois, The Great Plains, and Missouri
  • 1852: yellow fever - United States (New Orleans-8,000 die in summer)
  • 1855: yellow fever - United States
  • 1860-1861: smallpox - Pennsylvania
  • 1865-1873: smallpox - Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, New Orleans
  • 1865-1873: cholera - Baltimore, Maryland, Memphis, Washington, DC
  • 1865-1873: recurring epidemics of typhus, typhoid, scarlet fever, and yellow fever
  • 1873-1875: influenza - North America and Europe
  • 1876: smallpox - Deadwood, South Dakota
  • 1878: yellow fever - Memphis, New Orleans
  • 1885: typhoid - Plymouth, Pennsylvania
  • 1886: yellow fever - Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1918-1920: Spanish flu - Fort Riley, Kansas
  • 2003: SARS - Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco

References

On Egypt

  • Kuhnke, Laverne. Lives at Risk: Public Health in Nineteenth-Century Egypt.[1] Berkeley: University of California Press, c1990.
  • Gallagher, Nancy. Egypt's Other Wars: Epidemics and the Politics of Public Health. Syracuse University Press, c1990. Published by the American University in Cairo Press. ISBN 977-424-295-5
 
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