Top 10 Worst Disease Outbreaks of the Century

The 2014 Ebola epidemic – surprisingly – already ranks 10th on the list of deadliest infectious disease outbreaks of the last 100 years. It’s officially killed nearly 5,000 people in five countries, including the United States, although the unofficial death toll may be closer to 15,000. It started in the African country of Guinea, where…

The Most Gruesome Parasites – Neglected Tropical Diseases – NTDs

In the year 1014, Byzantine Emperor Basil the Second defeated the Bulgarian army and captured 15 thousand prisoners. He could’ve killed them, but he had a different idea. He wanted to weaken his opponents for decades to come. So he ordered that 99 out of every 100 prisoners be blinded. The 100th to be spared…

Preparing for Outbreak: Fighting the World’s Deadliest Diseases | Freethink

“Disease X” “Something called ‘Disease X’” “…called ‘Disease X’” [Narrator] There was massive hype about ‘Disease X.’ Headlines predicted capital-G, Global pandemic. The only problem? Disease X doesn’t really exist. If you want to understand Disease X, you have to understand this– the Blueprint of Priority Diseases. Okay, so it doesn’t actually look like this.…

10 BIZARRE DISEASES Science Can’t Explain!

– Is there a cure for baldness yet? A brother’s getting impatient! So many of us are fascinated with the human body, not just what it’s capable of, but what can go wrong with it. Medical dramas are some of the most popular shows on television for that very reason, because, not only do they…

Diseases That Will Kill You The Quickest

Today we are going to veer into the arena of the morbid and talk about death. It’s something most of us think about and fear, perhaps hoping that when we finally go, we drift away into the ether without much pain or anguish, a smooth transition into the great nothingness or whatever comes next. The…

Could Ebola become airborne?

when the topic of Ebola virus disease comes up there's a lot of fear which is completely understandable as this is a dangerous disease that is readily transmissible but quite often people jump from the actual serious threat of spread by direct contact to hypothetical scenarios could the Ebola virus mutate transforming into a virus…

DRC health workers optimistic after WHO's Ebola announcement

there's a pensive mood in pondrá market Southwest in Uganda a Congolese fishmonger who visited the market to buy fish for trade died of Ebola when she returned home she came by rode on a motorcycle was a regular here interacted with many people health workers are looking for several high-risk contacts some of whom…