Essentially the flu or influenza. An example is the great Swine Flu epidemic of 1918. The flu is a respiratory disease that is highly contagious and spreads rapidly. So many people were affected during the Swine Flu Epidemic that whole families were often wiped out. This was due to the fact that there was no one to care for the ill. People dehydrated quickly and there was no effective means to rehydrate them.
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