A virus can be transmitted easily, across cities or go past national borders, wiping out millions that span over multiple continents rapidly.

Many global wars have been fought against virus pandemics in the past millennium and it may provide us with clues to fight our current battle against HIV/AIDS.

While the Zika virus may have garnered the most attention of any infectious disease this year, in truth the resulting deaths from the virus have been negligible, in comparison to the diseases covered in this infographic.



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