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Pandemics

If CORVID-19 has you thinking about pandemics, this guide will get you started in researching to epidemics of the past.

Overview

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This unknown disease (possibly smallpox or measles) was brought back to Rome from Mesopotamia by returning soldiers. It would spread across Asia Minor, Egypt, Greece and Italy, claiming at least 5 million lives.