MARS, SARS, the Flu and Yellow Fever are just a few
Humanity has had several close scrapes with death in its short time on this planet. There have been natural cataclysms, moments where we almost faced nuclear apocalypses, and wild weather. Bad as those things were, some of the most terrifying close calls we’ve ever seen had to do with diseases.
More specifically, viruses.
Viruses still remain an incredibly dangerous threat to humanity, since they can’t be cured with antibiotics. This new virus has gotten plenty of people shaking in their shoes, but compared to these nightmarish illnesses below, it’s a serious cakewalk.