With the new evolution of the Corona virus, this is about the best time to educate people about the various diseases and viruses that almost wiped out the whole of humanity. It took only the grace of God to keep these viruses at bay, probably because it wasn't yet the world's time to end. There are some of you who are of the opinion that Covid-19 must be the most dangerous and devastating virus, think again because there have been worse viruses that have come and gone. Unlike Covid, majority of these diseases didn't have scientists to research and create a vaccine. Majority of the victims just stayed and watched themselves die slowly.
Black Death (Bubonic Plague)
This has to be the most famous amongst the world's most tragic viruses. Also known as the Bubonic plague, this virus claimed the lives of tens of millions of people, making it by far the most damaging and devasting virus to ever ravage mankind.
It was estimated that one third of Europe's population was reportedly wiped out by this dangerous virus in less than a few months. It was given the name Black Death because it would cause black spots on the surface of the skin.
Viral Hemorrhagic Fever is very similar to the Ebola virus mainly because they have similar symptoms and they both cause their victims to bleed to death. It was also extremely contagious. This virus spread across Mexico around the years 1545 and 1548. This virus was estimated to have taken the lives of about 5 million to 15 million people.
As time went on, scientists discovered that the virus came from a pathogen known as Cocoliztli. This pathogen turns the urine color to green and black, the eyes and skin start to then a pale yellow color and also causes tongue dryness and blackness. Lumps which are extremely hard and painful then begin to form just behind the ears, chest and abdominal pains also come to pack their bags.
Cholera broke out in Asia and Europe in the year 1817 and lasted up until 1824. This virus was estimated to have killed nothing less than 1500 people between 1899 and 1923. The virus silently starts off as an intestinal infection. This is one major reason science advices people to properly wash and cook what they eat. The last thing you want to deal with is an intestinal infection. Cholera is spread by consuming foods and water contaminated by feces. Unfortunately, cholera has not been fully eradicated as it still ravages some places of the world.
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