All human beings can get subjected to illnesses along with time. Some of them are fatal illnesses whereas others aren’t. The cause of death may differ from one to another. But we all die. When it comes to the causes of death, deaths caused by diseases are one of the main, in fact, the highest number of deaths occur due to diseases. In human history, many diseases have troubled the human race. Some of them were totally eradicated while some were alleviated thanks to developments in the medical field.
When it comes to the deadliest diseases of all time, we get to think that these diseases always react fast and they bring death faster. But all the deadliest diseases are not the same. Some react faster and while others cause a slow painful death.
The following are some of the deadliest and dangerous diseases which have taken the lives of millions of people over several years.
Smallpox is well-known as one of the most dangerous and deadliest diseases. In the beginning, people had no clue on this disease, how this infects the body and how to make a cure for this. This was causing deaths for people from royalty to commoners regardless of their status. It is said that during the French and Indian wars, the British intentionally contaminated blankets with smallpox and gave them to Native Americans, 50 percent of whom died as a result. As per the records, over 500 million people died in the 20th Century as a result of Smallpox. This is not a small amount to be neglected. It created a tremendous impact on the entire world population as well. People were afraid to hear even the name of this deadly disease.
First records of creating a cure for smallpox is coming from an English country doctor, Edward Jenner, who made some experiments by infecting a boy with pus from a woman with cowpox and after 6 weeks he infected him with pus from a man with smallpox. That boy never got smallpox. Using this experiment, doctors were able to produce a cure for smallpox and they succeeded in eradicating smallpox.
Aids was first discovered in Los Angeles where 5 gay men were reported with a lung infection. By the end of 1981, 270 similar cases were recorded and 121 of them had died. After numerous experiments and observations, doctors have found that this disease transmits through certain blood fluids, such as semen, blood, rectal fluid, vaginal fluid and breast milk. A person who is infected with aids will get severe flu within the first month of infection as the main symptom. Since the discovery of aids, about 75 million people have been infected with this disease and about 36 million people have died. In 2012 alone, 1.6 million people had died because of aids. Still, a proper cure is not found for this disease and doctors are working hard to find a cure.
There is no specific cure for HIV AIDS even up to date. Thousands of people die from this deadly disease every single year. However, all the people should keep in mind that HIV AIDS is something that can be cured. Hence, necessary steps should be taken in order to stay away from getting the virus infected.
Coronary Artery Disease
This is ranked as the number one deadliest disease in the world now. Over 8.8 million of people died due to this disease only in 2015. This is also known as the ischemic heart disease and this is caused when the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart get narrowed. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, being overweight will lead a person to have coronary artery disease. In 2000, 6 million people died due to this disease and this number has only increased. Preventing coronary artery disease depends on your health choices. Get your regular checkups done and maintain a good health and fitness regime. Then you can minimize the chances of getting this disease. It is true that people have to put in a lot of effort towards staying away from coronary art diseases. However, the hassle they go through is totally worth it to avoid such a deadly disease.
Stroke is caused by the blocking or leaking of an artery in the brain. This is really dangerous because it does not just bring you pain once, but millions of people suffer from long-term disability due to stroke. It deactivates your brain cells and you will feel sudden numbness, confusion or trouble walking/seeing during a stroke. 6.2 million of deaths have been recorded in 2015 due to stroke and it was 5.7 million in 2000 which implies that the numbers are increasing. Unhealthy habits of people have contributed a lot towards the increase of strokes. If you stick to a healthy diet plan and focus on your regular workouts, you can stay away from becoming a victim of strokes.
There are so many types of cancers such as lung cancer, trachea cancer, brain cancer and many more. Bad habits like tobacco, smoking, obesity, poor diet increase the risk of cancer. Common symptoms include a lump-like tumor and abnormal bleeding once you infected with cancer. Over hundred millions of people have died in the past 2 decades because of cancer. Very few people get away with cancer, but most of the people are dying because it takes so much money for treatments. There are some types of cancers which are still incurable as of this writing. You can prevent cancer by eating natural foods that reduce the risk of cancer.
So it should be clear to you that why these diseases are known as the deadliest of all time. There are so many other dangerous diseases in the world aside from these mentioned ones. So always be on alert and be healthy, so that you can make sure you will be safe!
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