In an age of advanced medical technology and innovation, we can hardly imagine a time where the flu could be deadly. There are definitely still epidemics in our time, like for example the recent Ebola outbreak.
The Coronavirus has been referred to as a pandemic by WHO and at the moment several countries are taking the necessary precautions, suspending social gatherings, schools etc just to make sure the virus does not spread.
These are some other diseases that spread as fast as and even faster than the coronavirus all over the world and claimed millions of lives with people suspecting that this was what was going to wipe out humanity.
Click the number below to see these epidemics that once threatened the human race.