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Fact or Fiction: A major disease breaks out every election year?

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Posted at 1:33 PM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 16:33:11-05

(KGTV) - Has there been a major disease outbreak every election year since 2004?


The meme making such a claim has several inaccuracies.

Coronavirus is also called Covid-19 because it was first detected in the non-election year of 2019.

In addition, Sars was identified in 2003, not 2004.

Zika was 2015, not 2016.

The Swine Flu was declared a pandemic in 2009, not 2010.