Top 10 Deadliest Viruses & Diseases Known to Man

por Marc De Laria
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There are many viruses and diseases that are lurking in the corners of the world. It is just a matter of time before they will be discovered. Most of the toxic ones are very fatal and can cause millions of deaths. That is the main outcome for the rates that are becoming very common in use like the mortality and morbidity rates.

Men should always be alert on updates about the top 10 deadliest diseases and or viruses because it can spread quickly without them knowing. The best way to prevent these diseases is with the awareness of what they are, how they work or their mechanism and the ways on avoiding them.

10. Anthrax

AnthraxThis disease is caused by the bacteria Bacillus anthracis that makes spores and have a very long lifespan while taking advantage of the soil. However, no matter how severe infections can get, it is claimed to be not contagious as long as there is proper hygiene and monitoring of the infected persons who were commonly in contact with farm animals. The kind of infection varies with the way it enters the body.

9. HIV

HIVThe human immunodeficiency virus is the agent for AIDS that is very rampant in the present times. It targets the immune system of the humans thus disabling them to fight off other harmful agents that cause the degeneration of the body. This is an epidemic worldwide and it causes very unpleasant symptoms especially those that are troubling the reproductive system of both males and females.

8. Ebola Virus

Ebola VirusThis virus can infect humans in a very severe way. It shows symptoms that are considered simple and very common such as fever, sore throat, headaches and on the latter part, vomiting diarrhea occurs damaging the liver and the kidneys and disabling their function causing the death of a person. This virus is attained through contact of an animal’s body fluids that are infected with the said virus.

7. Marburg Virus

Marburg VirusThis virus causes severe hemorrhagic fever that is now counting a very high fatality rate. It can be acquired through infected fruit bats and will be spread through the area by human to human contact. The body fluids like the blood and secretion can lead to the disease that is caused by the Marburg Virus. The worst thing about the virus is the fact that it still has no treatment and or vaccine.

6. Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)This infectious disease originated from the birds. It is very rampant in the present and if not prevented it will spread through domestic animals and eventually to humans. There are avian viruses that do not infect humans at all, but those that have the ability to cause harm in the human’s system are very deadly and very life threatening. With the contact of the infected birds, the human’s will have the agent in their system.

5. Malaria

MalariaThe causative agents for this disease are Plasmodium parasites which target the intermediates that can infect the humans. With the common symptoms of fever, chills, headache and vomiting, the human can die within a matter of days if not treated properly. There may also be occurrence of more severe symptoms that can lead to malfunction of the major organs and death.

4. Cholera

CholeraThis disease is caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholera which causes a large damage in the digestive system most especially in the intestines where it is commonly found. The initial symptoms may include watery diarrhea that has a fast pace action for dehydration and eventually death. It still is one of the major public health problems that are continually in focus. It is very important to prevent this disease as much as possible.

3. Yellow Fever

Yellow FeverYellow fever is caused by the bites of the infected mosquitoes. It is said to be called yellow because of its very unique sign of jaundice which is the turning of the skin to yellow color. This may cause very mild symptoms at first but as the disease gets more severe, very deadly occurrences of other underlying cases may cause the death of a person. Up until now, there is no treatment for yellow fever.

2. Typhoid Fever

Typhoid FeverThis disease was very rampant in the old days and up until now. It is caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi which can generate fatal symptoms and or conditions in the human’s health. The bacterium is contained in the bloodstream of the human and the stool that is why it is also a way for acquiring the bacteria. An individual can get it through contaminated foods and or drinks. Fortunately, this disease can be treated with antibiotics.

1. SARS

SARSSevere acute respiratory syndrome, being named as that, is a respiratory disease with the causative agent of a coronavirus. It was first witnessed in Asia then became rampant in the other parts of the world after that incident and or outbreak. It is transmitted through droplets nuclei that come from coughing and or sneezing act of a person. It is very easy to prevent. Just with the proper hygiene and etiquette you will avoid this kind of disease.

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