Top Ten Epidemics

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6. Cholera

A person is likely to get cholera from ingesting food which has been contaminated. Without proper care and treatment Cholera will rise from diarrhea to severe shock in about 12 hours and eventual death in a couple of days. Fortunately, orally able re-hydration techniques. Surviving cholera is quite possible if proper care is taken. Though, in a sharper form, cholera has a fatality rate of 3 hours. Proper sanitation is a must for keeping a check on the disease.

 

7. Bubonic plague

Transmitted through bacteria carrying fleas, Black Death is known to kill ¾ of its victims in a week’s time. The disease had a notorious reputation in the medieval ages, and is said to have killed around 25 million people in the medieval period. This disease is marked by a swelling in the lymph nodes. However, in the modern times, there have not been many outbreaks of this disease.

 

8. Influenza

Among the most frightening viruses, influenza is quite common to infect people of all ages and nations. Fortunately, the flu is not at all hard to be detected. Although, children and older people are quite likely to catch this flu. The Spanish strain of influenza is amongst the most famous and is said to have eliminated 5 percent of human population between the years 1918 to 1919.

 

9. Typhoid

Typhoid is among the lesser fatal diseases in our times, with a fatality rate of just 10-30% although the symptoms do not show until the popping of certain stages of which do not come up until three weeks. This disease has away of staying dormant in its host, even when the host has been cured of its effects. With a passage of time, the disease may get transferred and promoted to another host.

 

10. Small Pox

The virus of small pox has been detected in many forms, and has used a whole lot of vaccination in the past few decades. When hemorrhagic or flat, small pox is in its worse avatar, with a high fatality rate which leaves ten percent chance of survival. However, Chicken Pox is one of the few diseases which have been eliminated from ecological existence.

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