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Plagues and Epidemics

Many thanks to Tracy for posting this on the Lanarkshire Rootsweb Mailing List Tracy Dunne

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YEAR  -   AILMENT  -   PLACE

 

1350*         Bubonic Plague           World wide

1499             Bubonic Plague          London (UK)

1507*         "Fever"                          UK (lasted from 1507 - 1550)

1551             Influenza                     UK

1555             Famine                         UK (rains bought famine and weakness)

1556*         Bubonic Plague             UK (this was an extreme event and lasted until 1563)

1578             Bubonic Plague             UK

1586             Bubonic Plague             Chesterfield UK (all Harvests failed)

1591             Acute Distress             UK (as a result of above)

1593             Bubonic Plague             UK

1596*             Famine                         UK (harvests failed and epidemics began)

1603             Bubonic Plague             UK

1612             Bubonic Plague             UK

1617*             Smallpox                     US (amongst the Native Indians)

1623             Bad Harvest                 UK (lasted 2 years)

1625*             Bubonic Plague         UK

1630                 Plague at worst         UK (many thousands died)

1631             Bubonic Plague             UK

1633             Smallpox                         US (Native Indians)

1636*             Bubonic Plague             UK

1647             Yellow Fever                 West Indies

1648             Smallpox                         US

1648                 Whooping Cough         US

1654                 Bubonic Plague             UK

1657                 Measles Boston,             US

1662                 Smallpox New York,         US

1665*         Bubonic Plague                     UK (extreme)

1668             Yellow Fever                     New York, US

1677*             Smallpox                             Boston, US

1687                 Measles                                 Boston, US

1690                 Yellow Fever                         NY US

1699                 Yellow Fever                         SC US

1702*               Yellow Fever                         NY US

1702                 Scarlet Fever                     Boston US

1706                 Yellow Fever                     SC US

1713                 Measles                             Boston US

1721                 Smallpox                             US

1723                 Influenza                             World wide

1723*                Famine UK                         (lasted seven years - poor harvests and resultant epidemics)

1728                 Yellow Fever                         SC US

1729                 Measles                             Boston US

1732                 Yellow Fever                     SC US

1732                 Influenza                             SC US

1735*                 Diphtheria                             US

1735*                 Scarlet Fever                 New England US (4 years)

1738                 Smallpox Carolina             US

1739*                 Measles Boston                 US

1743*                 Yellow Fever NY                 US

1747                     Measles                             CT, NY, PA, SC, US

1759                     Measles                             North America

1761                     Influenza                         US and West Indies

1763*                 Smallpox                             Boston, US

1772                     Measles                                 US

1775*                     Influenza                             World Wide

1783                     Bilious Disorder                 US ( this was fatal and thought to be similar to Dysentery)

1788                     Measles                                 PA, NY, US

1789                     Influenza                             US

1792*                     Yellow Fever                     US (lasted 7 years)

1793                         Unknown Fever                 PA, US

1793                     Influenza                             Vermont, Virginia, US

1802                     Smallpox                             Nebraska, US

1803                     Yellow Fever                         NY US

1820*                     Fever                                 US

1826*                     Cholera                             World Wide (this lasted until 1837)

1826*                     Dengue Fever                     US and West Indies

1829*                     Malaria                             US

1831*                     Cholera                             UK ( began world wide in 1826)

1831*                     Cholera                             US

1832                         Influenza                         US

1833                         Cholera                             Ohio US

1834                         Cholera                             NY US

1837                         Typhus                             PA US

1837                         Smallpox                         US (Native Indians)

1841                         Yellow Fever                     NO US

1847                         Measles                             US (Native Indians)

1847                         Yellow Fever                 NO US

1848*                         Cholera                         World Wide

1850                         Yellow Fever                     US

1850*                         Dengue Fever                 US

1851                         Cholera                             IL US

1852                         Yellow Fever                     NO US

1853                         Cholera                             UK (began in Birmingham)

1855                             Yellow Fever                 US

1857*                         Influenza                         World Wide

1860                         Smallpox                             Pennsylvania US

1861                             Epidemics                         US (Civil War - numerous infectious diseases)

1865                             Smallpox                             US

1865                             Cholera                             US

1865                             Typhus                             US

1868*                             Smallpox                         US ( lasted 7 years)

1873                                 Cholera                         US

1878                                 Yellow Fever                 FL US

1885                                 Typhoid                         PA US

1886                                 Yellow Fever                 FL US

1889*                                 Influenza                     World Wide

1893                                 Polio                                 US (first known outbreak)

1900*                                 Plague                         US

1901*                                 Smallpox                     US

1907*                                 Polio                             US (lasted 9 years)

1917                                 Spanish Influenza         World Wide (worst ever outbreak)

1931                                 Polio                                 US

1942*                                 Polio                             US (lasted 11 years)

1947*                                 Smallpox                     UK (lasted 2 years)

1950                                     Polio                         World Wide.

* denotes more than one year in duration.

 

For those that would like a more in depth study on this fascinating subject may like to try the following URL which covers worldwide health from 540AD until 1994

http://health.microworld.com/html/history_1.html

Another interesting site full of that you never needed to know but your life would be incomplete without - BUBONIC PLAGUE

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

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