Deadly Diseases That Can Be Overcome

Deadly Diseases That Can Be Overcome – In this world there are many diseases that can be deadly. Most deadly diseases there is no cure for them. Although there are still some for which no cure has been found, such as HIV/AIDS, at least there are many diseases whose risk of transmission can be suppressed and prevented.

1. Chickenpox

Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus and causes the sufferer to feel itchy with small bumps on the body.

Based on a report from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 1995 in the country, there were 11,000 cases of sufferers who had to be hospitalized and 100 cases of death occurred every year. However, thanks to vaccination, the number of cases can be reduced.

2. Diphtheria

Diphtheria is caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae, which makes sufferers experience problems with the respiratory system.

According to data from the Indonesian Ministry of Health (Kemenkes), since 2017 there has been an increase in diphtheria cases in Indonesia. A total of 95 districts and cities from 20 provinces reported the emergence of cases of this disease. There were a total of 622 cases and 32 of them died. The main cause is assessed because of the lack of immunization coverage.

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3. Haemophilus influenzae

The flu, caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) bacteria, can spread through body fluids through coughing or sneezing.

This disease has nothing to do with the flu caused by a virus. However, the infection can cause meningitis, pneumonia, and infections of the blood and joints. The Hib vaccine was discovered in 1985. However, reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) say this case is still common.

4. Malaria

Reported by HowStuffWorks, there are about 350 million to 500 million cases of malaria occur each year. One million cases are fatal and occur mostly in children in Africa. For the treatment itself, malaria patients are treated using drugs that kill parasites that reside in the blood.

5. Measles

In the past, measles was a terrible epidemic. Countless how many were affected and died from it.

The good news, according to information from WHO, in 2006 cases of death from measles decreased dramatically. From 871 thousand cases to 454,000 cases between 1994 and 2004. All of this was possible thanks to the global immunization program.