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IN Health & Fitness ON 20 Nov, 2015
Medical science is improving every day. But, some diseases too are killing people every day on that same pace. The bigger problem attached to these bizarre diseases is that most of them are completely uncurable!
Beware: The diseases I am talking of, are so freaking deadly, that they are leaving their marks everywhere. They are infamous for striking without any warning and can knock you out in less than a day.
You will be shocked to know that 40% of world's population is under the risk of dengue fever. The fever destroys blood platelets and causes severe muscle pain leading to a body temperature as high as 41 degrees.
Nearly 28000 people in West Africa lost their lives to Ebola in 2014. It is spread through bodily fluids and prevents blood clotting which leads to internal bleeding and bleeding through eyes, nose, rectum and mouth. Ebola is said to have no cure and 70% of the people who have contracted Ebola, die.
In the 14th century, around 50 million people died of Bubonic Plague. Last decade itself saw 20000 such cases. The disease is transmitted into the blood stream through flea or animal bite. This disease leads to bizarre problems like buboes on the skin or severe vomiting. 60% of people suffering from this, die.
D68 is a deadly respiratory virus which is spread through saliva or using personal items of the patient. The virus affects breathing and hence the death is instant. The US faced a national outbreak of EV-D68 in which 691 people died including 5 children.
Cholera causes severe dehydration, vomiting and diarrhoea. The bacteria target small intestine of the victim who keeps losing 1 litre of fluid with every passing hour.This further leads to the thickening of the blood stream. Cholera is said to have 5 million patients infected by it worldwide with over a lakh deaths annually!
It is a drug-resistant superbug that destroys blood cells and lung tissues. This disease thrives in the western hospitals as its virus has achieved immunity against antibiotics. 90000 Americans get affected by this annually. The disease is said to rot lungs and cause organ failure within 24 hours.
This disease kills 6 million people every year and is the cause behind paralysis in 5 million other people worldwide. A cerebrovascular attack within 3-5 hours of late in treatment can lead to death. The survivors are often left blind and dumb.
This is a parasitic infection caused by "bug kissing". It transmits a parasite in the bloodstream of the victim. This destroys the cardiovascular system of the victim and around 50000 die as they remain unaware of the disease they have contracted.
This disease has taken away sleep of people in UK and Ireland. The virus gets into the bloodstream and affects brain membrane. Even with the best possible treatment, 30% die and most of those who survive are left with permanent brain damage etc.