Which disasters from the 20th century can be related to The Plague?

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The novel, The Plague by Albert Camus takes place in the 1940s in the Algerian city of Ornan. It deals with a variation of the bubonic plague, which creates havoc and death. There have been many infectious diseases in the twentieth century that has brought enormous loss of life. Let me give you a few examples.

First, the most deadly...

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