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Top Ten Dangerous Diseases

Smallpox
Smallpox

Smallpox is an extremely contagious and deadly virus for which there is no known cure. The last known case occurred in the United States in 1949 and due to worldwide vaccination programs, this disease has been completely eradicated.

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Spanish Flu
Spanish Flu

Spanish Flu with rare pictures from Otis Historical Archives "No Ordinary Flu" a comic book of the 1918 flu pandemic published by Seattle & King County Public Health "Closing in on a Killer: Scientists Unlock Clues to the Spanish Influenza Virus" An online exhibit from the National Museum of Health and Medicine.

The Black Plague
The Black Plague

The black rat can be infected with the black plague and spread the disease via fleas. Image by the CDC Archaeologists in London have found remains of victims of the black plague, dating back to 1348-1350.

Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis has been plaguing humankind for thousands of years; it has been and still is one of the most deadly infectious diseases in the world. What is Tuberculosis? The illness tuberculosis, or TB, is an infection caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Malaria
Malaria

Although malaria can be a deadly disease, illness and death from malaria can usually be prevented. About 1,700 cases of malaria are diagnosed in the United States each year.

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Ebola
Ebola

Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus species. Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).

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Cholera
Cholera

Cholera is caused by a number of types of Vibrio cholerae, with some types producing more severe disease than others. It is spread mostly by unsafe water and unsafe food that has been contaminated with human feces containing the bacteria.

Ischemic Heart Disease, or Coronary Artery Disease
Ischemic Heart Disease, or Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as ischemic heart disease (IHD), refers to a group of diseases which includes stable angina, unstable angina, myocardial infarction, and sudden cardiac death.

Stroke
Stroke

The deadliest disease in the world is coronary artery disease (CAD). Also called ischemic heart disease, CAD occurs when the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart become narrowed. Untreated CAD can lead to chest pain, heart failure, and arrhythmias.

Lower Respiratory Infections
Lower Respiratory Infections

Lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI), while often used as a synonym for pneumonia, can also be applied to other types of infection including lung abscess and acute bronchitis. Symptoms include shortness of breath, weakness, fever, coughing and fatigue.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

This drug stops an enzyme called PDE4. It prevents flare-ups in people whose COPD is linked to chronic bronchitis. Flu or pneumonia vaccines. These vaccines lower your risk for these illnesses. Pulmonary rehabilitation. This program includes exercise, disease management, and counseling to help you stay as healthy and active as possible. Oxygen therapy.

source: webmd.com
Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung Cancers
Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung Cancers

Annually, more than 220,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer and 160,000 die from the disease. Lung cancer accounts for 28% of all cancer deaths and accounts for more deaths than prostate, breast, and colon cancer combined. The 1-year survival rate remains approximately 41%, and the 5-year survival rate is 15%.

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Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus (or diabetes) is a ... Some 26 million American adults have been diagnosed with the disease. Type 2 diabetes used to be called ... "The Dangerous ...

source: webmd.com
Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease that destroys memory and interrupts normal mental functions. These include thinking, reasoning, and typical behavior. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia — 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases are in fact Alzheimer’s.

Dehydration due to Diarrheal Diseases
Dehydration due to Diarrheal Diseases

How Does Diarrhea Cause Death? The cause of the diarrhea itself is not usually deadly. Instead it is the complications that arise as a consequence of diarrhea. It is important to remember that diarrhea is just a symptom and not a disease on its own. By far the most common cause of death from diarrheal illnesses is a result of severe dehydration.