Most Dangerous Diseases

The answers are the diseases/plagues which have killed the most amount of people over recorded history. You definitely wouldn't want to catch one of these. Good Luck!
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Last updated: January 14, 2013
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Smallpox
#2
Measles
#3
Black Death
#4
Malaria
#5
Spanish Flu
#6
Plague of Justinian
#7
Tuberculosis
#8
AIDS Pandemic
#9
Third Pandemic of Bubonic Plague
#10
Asian Flu
#11
Seasonal Influenza
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Level 71
Jan 14, 2013
Interesting quiz--but you need to advertise that these are the diseases that have killed the most people over recorded history. Otherwise no one is likely to guess smallpox, which has been eradicated, or any of the bubonic plagues. And isn't the Black Death another outbreak of the bubonic plague? As for the Antonine Plague (check your spelling), according to Wikipedia, it was either smallpox or the measles, which means it is, strictly speaking, redundant. But thanks for the education.
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Level 14
Jan 14, 2013
Hi Baltimorean. Thank you for your comment and for taking my quiz. I made the changes accordingly and I hope this has fixed it. Thanks
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Level 80
Apr 14, 2013
Agree with Baltimoron.. this is a very interesting idea for a quiz... and I got most of them... but... some of the answers need to be fixed and what's the source here? I typed in "influenza"... that should have been good enough for "seasonal influenza." and "bubonic plague" and "black death" are the same thing. Some of these are not diseases but specific outbreaks... like Asian Flu was just one outbreak of H2N2 which is yet another type of influenza. I'm surprised to see AIDS on here, though I got it. Wikipedia estimates total AIDS deaths at 30 million, which is far less than cholera, yet cholera didn't make the list. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics Or Polio, which has been around since prehistory and during the 40s and 50s alone was killing half a million people every year.
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Level 80
Apr 14, 2013
given my point about AIDS, it's funny that AIDS it the most-guessed answer on the quiz... I guess from years of scaring people into using condoms.
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Level 76
Jun 16, 2015
Please could you accept TB for tuberculosis?
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Level 67
Dec 24, 2018
agreed
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Level 46
Feb 13, 2017
Plague of Justinian, Black Death, and Bubonic Plague are all the same disease, just different outbreaks. Caused by bacterium Yersinia pestis.