29 July 2009

6 Dangerous Pandemic Deseases

A big problem, A influenza (swine flu) until now is still much discussed in various media, because the flu is considered to have been making a lot of victims in the country of origin spreading, Mexico and has spread to several other countries all over the world. WHO issued a statement that there was no sign of decreasing the spread of swine flu. This raises concerns that a bird flu pandemic will become a reality.

What is a pandemic? Pandemic is the spread of disease throughout the world involving a wide area and a large population. Up to now the world has been recorded in several diseases that devour the victim in a very large amount. Here is the list:

1. Smallpox
Smallpox is a disease in which specific human, caused by two types of the virus Variola major and Variola minor. In the 18 century smallpox killed 60 million people around Europe. In the 20th century this virus caused the death of around 300-500 million people around the world.

2. Spanish flu (1918-1919)

Killed 50-100 million people in the world within a period of less than 2 years. This version Flu from severe flu symptoms with a normal sore throat, fever and headache.

3. Black Death (1340-1771)

Has killed about 75 million people around the world. Also called the Black plague. Started spreading from Asia to Central Europe about the direction in 1340-an.

4. Malaria (1600-present)

Killed approximately 2 million people each year. This disease is one of the most common infections and health problems that are very large. Plasmodium parasites are transmitted by female Anopheles mosquitoes this split in the red blood cells causing symptoms include fever, shivering, nausea, flu symptoms, anemia, and in severe cases will cause a coma to death.

5. AIDS (1981-present)

Have killed 25 million people around the world. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a disease caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Up to now the number of HIV positive patients have been increasingly high, about 40.3 million people living with HIV. Region has the most people this is about-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia and northern occupied the second position. Facts about the origins of the spread of AIDS is still not known, although there are some who say that HIV came from monkeys in Africa.

6. Cholera (1817-present)

This pandemic has occurred 8 times, and killed thousands of people. Cholera is an infection of digestive diseases caused by enterotoxin issued by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Cholera pandemic was first found in India (1816-1826), and then spread to China and Indonesia, where at that time 100,000 people were killed in Java due to this disease.

Hopefully the case of A influenza H1N1 virus will not be changed into pandemic diseases that have above.


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