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During the Industrial Revolution due to chronic lack of hygiene, population boom, lack of knowledge of medicine and lack of clueing into that unsanitary environments caused such outbreaks:

The common disease of the time were: Cholera, Typhoid, Typhus, Smallpox, Tuberculosis(TB). TB being the main killer which accounted for one third of the deceased population of Britain from 1800-1850.

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Diseases that were common in the 16th century were smallpox, measles, malaria, scarlet fever and chickenpox. These were mainly caused by a lack of sanitation.

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one disease was the black plague

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Smallpox and Scurvy

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smallpox

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