Top Ten Epidemics

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Among the really sad ways of getting the human population on a simmer, is an epidemic. Countless people perish every year because of certain unstoppable diseases, since time immemorial. I am listing the names of around 10 diseases which have been a ban for mankind since the earliest if times.


1. HIV

The Human immunodeficiency virus, leads to a state of lack of immunity. The host tends to acquire immune deficiency syndrome, which naturally tends to crush a human upon slightest exposure. The disease seen a categorization in terms of a major epidemic. Though by itself, the virus has far more strength such that a large number of AIDS victims finally yield to death from an AIDS related deficiency.


2. Ebola

The virus had not been detected until around 3 decades ago. The Ebola leaves behind a fatality of around 90%. Recorded for equal damage to both humans and animal stocks, the Ebola is known to kill the victim within 6-7 days. Death would come from either multiple organ failure or hypovelmic shock. Sometime back a survey showed that there are companies which have created an effective vaccine which proved it self in tests carried on monkeys.



A big-time break out of the virus carried some big scare, a couple of years back. Although severe acute respiratory syndrome has not seen many outbreaks in middle Asia. Most of the time, the disease strikes in a viral form, which comes on a fatality rate of around 65-70% at least. The highest mortality range starts with people over the age of 65. It is said that the government and heath care of China came up with a vaccine which was supposedly effective in about 75% of the test operations.


4. Malaria

Malaria is a vector borne disease, with its claws dug mostly in third world countries. With a count of about 500 million people catching this disease, and around 1.5 million succumbing to its blow. However, with proper care, a patient of malaria may very much expect a full time recovery. Like many other diseases, Malaria does not have vaccine either.


5. Anthrax

Anthrax called currency as a name for biological warfare, which has been doing rounds for quite sometime now. A person inhaling anthrax will die due to the poisoning caused by the spores. In fact, a live stock affected by anthrax is likely to kill the person who ingests it. After contamination, the bacteria of anthrax are known to multiply at a high speed, eventually killing the host with by realizing two very poisonous toxic chemicals. The host may die immediately, or may live up to a month, with sharp breathing problems.


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