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1

Plague

Fall of Roman Empire?
Bacterial, flea bite, rats
Black death 1334---60% of Europe wiped out.
Sped economic, social and tech development
Modern plague 1860 China
10 million deaths
Recent; India early 20th, Vietnam 60s and 70s

2

Smallpox

no treatment, only vaccination
now eradicated, last US case 1949
Somalia '77

3

Polio

Crippling and deadly, virus
Vaccine
Eradicated in US but still in world

4

Hep B

Vaccine
Contagious liver disease
Spreads thru blood or body fluids
Birth, bite, touching open sores, sharing personal items, food chewed, needles, transfusions, sex,

5

HIV/AIDS

1,201,100 13+ have it
50,000 new infections/year
MSM men 78% of new infections
White MSM largest number of new cases
311,087 MSM have died
Black women and men largest of hetero group