10 of the Most Deadliest Diseases of All Time

10 of the Most Deadliest Diseases of All Time
08 Dec 2015
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  1. Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis

Pulmonary Tuberculosis is a contagious infection caused by bacteria that mainly infects the lungs, but may involve other organs as well. The most common symptoms of this disease include fever, excessive sweating, fatigue, mucous and weight loss. These symptoms may become visible right away or may remain stagnant for many years. Infants, elderly and those having weak immunity are at a high risk of contracting TB. In 2011, this disease claimed approximately 1.4 million lives. Prevention primarily relies on vaccinating infants who are at increased risk of being continually exposed and appropriate treatment of those with TB, will help control and prevent the spread of disease.

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